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The Deep and Shallow Ends of Painting   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Trudy Benson at Mike Weiss Gallery October 13th, 2011 - December 3rd, 2011
Posted 11/14/11
For her first solo show at Mike Weiss, Trudy Benson has embarked on an ambitious series of large abstract paintings. Actual/Virtual is comprised of thirteen heavily painted works all made in 2011. In each composition, black-and-white grids and big geometric shapes evoke architectural spaces on which Benson then layers oil, enamel, flashe, acrylic, and spray paint. The artist aims to achieve sensuous and playful accumulation by applying these mediums in various ways: drips, dribbles, graffiti zigzag... [more]
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Material Girl   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Trudy Benson at Freight+Volume May 6th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010
Posted 5/16/10
Space Jam is recent Pratt graduate Trudy Benson’s first solo exhibition; her large-scale “paintings”—though “paint” is perhaps a more apt description of what they are—occupy their space on the wall aggressively, physically.  They are bold and bright, comprised of strokes and smears, dollops and gobs, scumbles, even. Considering that they are the products of a contemporary culture that touts, inspires, and is often comprised of the eye-roll, the esoteric allusion, the ironic appropriation, B... [more]
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