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Transformations: Krys Fox & Al Benkin

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Transformations: Krys Fox & Al Benkin

285 East 3rd Street, 2nd floor.
(between Avenues C and D)
New York, NY 10009
November 29th, 2012 - December 11th, 2012
Opening: November 29th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.tribes.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
Info@tribes.org
PHONE:  
(212) 674–3778
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sun 12:00-6:00pm
TAGS:  
assemblage, photography, mixed-media, conceptual, surrealism, figurative, modern
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery presents

“Transformations” two person show with Al Benkin and Krys Fox 
Opening Reception: November 29th 2012 6p-9p, show up 11/29-12/11

Al Benkin’s found object assemblage-paintings consistently transform ordinary objects, into extraordinary visual stories that hint of the past & the temporariness of being. Benkin’s work uses personal & invented iconography inspired by the absurd comedy of life. Birds have spirit guides, the god of meat hovers in limbo understanding both the predator & the prey, contortionist’s balance on broken forks etc.

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

Both Artists’ work is old school, meaning, not manipulated by any computer technology. All Fox’s special effects were hand done on his sets or in-camera effects. Finally, 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.