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Into the Mountains

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Meditation , 2010 Oil on Canvas 24 X 18" © Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Diet
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Snow Bridge, 2010 Oil on Canvas 18" X 22" © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Diet
Into the Mountains

6315 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, 33150
September 11th, 2010 - October 2nd, 2010
Opening: September 11th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ninajohnson.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
wynwood district
EMAIL:  
info@ninajohnson.com
PHONE:  
+1 305 571 2288
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-5

DESCRIPTION

Gallery Diet will begin the new season in a freshly renovated and expanded 3,500 square foot space with a solo exhibition by Kristopher Benedict. In his work, Benedict has posited the idea of the painter as a kind of archetypical recluse, intending the paintings to bear out the contradictory relationship of the solitary hermetic artist verses the artist’s need for social intercourse and connection with the community. Much of Benedict’s work can be seen as an exploration of the act of representation, as the paintings fluidly range from figuration to abstraction with many stops in between.  Particular to Into the Mountains is a take on abstraction’s often-stated connection to music.  Sighting works from Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie” to Albert Oehlen’s “Mel” and “Vins”, Benedict plays with painting’s potential for synesthesia and the intersection of sound, color and form. The paintings in this exhibition present a complex relationship between what is represented in the paintings and how they are being represented, between the image and the materiality.

Kristopher exhibited at Diet in a two person exhibition alongside Peter LaBier in 2009, he graduated from Columbia University’s MFA program in 2002 and has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including After Matisse/Picasso at P.S.1/MOMA Contemporary Art Center, New York and Audacity in Art at the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida where his works are included in the permanent collection.

"Into the Mountains is a take on abstraction’s often-stated connection to music.  Sighting works from Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie” to Albert Oehlen’s “Mel” and “Vins”, Benedict plays with painting’s potential for synesthesia and the intersection of sound, color and form. The paintings in this exhibition present a complex relationship between what is represented in the paintings and how they are being represented, between the image and the materiality...