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A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery presents

“Trans formations” two person show with Al Benkin and Krys Fox 
Opening Recep tion: November 29th 2012 6p-9p\, show up 11/29-12/11

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Al Benkin’s found object assemblage-paintings con sistently transform ordinary objects\, into extraordinary visual stories th at hint of the past &\; the temporariness of being. Benkin’s work uses p ersonal &\; invented iconography inspired by the absurd comedy of life. Birds have spirit guides\, the god of meat hovers in limbo understanding bo th the predator &\; the prey\, contortionist’s balance on broken forks e tc.

In Krys Fox’s photography\, he transforms immediate\, flat r eality into nuances of whimsical\, stylized\, surreal &\; magical dimens ions. Gloriously grotesque while simultaneously an exquisite nether-reality \, the moments that Fox creates &\; captures tend to keep the viewer bal ancing delicately on the furrowed brow of intrigue &\; excitement which leads to maniacally laughing panic &\; glee.

Both Artists’ wo rk is old school\, meaning\, not manipulated by any computer technology. Al l Fox’s special effects were hand done on his sets or in-camera effects. Fi nally\, both artists’ congruity and kindred spirits make this a rare &\; seamless match that’s a fantastical and macabre playground for mature art eaters everywhere. 
It will stain your brain. 
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