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New York

Benrimon Contemporary

Exhibition Detail
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514 West 24th St
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New York, NY 10011


January 12th, 2012 - February 18th, 2012
Opening: 
January 12th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Historical landscape paintings call to mind bucolic yet contrived scenes where every tree, rock and cloud appear carefully placed to capture a pastoral moment in time.  This exhibition challenges the notion of classical landscape art, exposing the unseen and forgotten, forcing the viewer to reconsider what defines this pillar of art history through a contemporary lens.

These ideas will be further explored through the works of gallery artists Shay Kun, whose paintings are both sublime and incongruent, Amanda Burnham’s urban landscape illustrations and Simon Patterson’s eerie “Landskip” photographs. Dimitri Kozyrev’s paintings comment on the human impact of war on both mental and physical environments and Trey Speegle’s playful pieces re-invent the landscape through a POP art context. We will also introduce paintings by new gallery artist Christopher Mir, in addition to works by Jorge Mayet and others.


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