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Plague Landscapes

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© Ben Frost
Plague Landscapes
Curated by: Rae McGrath

334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
June 20th, 2009 - July 18th, 2009
Opening: June 20th, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.brooklynitegallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
hope@brooklynitegallery.com
PHONE:  
347-405-5976
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday-Saturday 1pm-7pm or by appointment
TAGS:  
mixed-media, graffiti/street-art, pop
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

"PLAGUE LANDSCAPES"
BEN FROST

Coming this summer, Australian artist Ben Frost unleashes
“Plague Landscapes”, an exhibition of hyper-infused fresh new
work at Brooklynite Gallery.

Geographically speaking, Australia is a planet all it's own. And
just maybe that is the reason, and the ONLY reason, why Ben Frost
hasn't already taken his seat in the front row of relevant Pop Artists
working today.

If imagery had physical weight, Frost's canvases would come
crashing down onto the gallery floor. His work is jam-packed with so
much skewed pop culture imagery, his twisted characters appear to be
fighting for face time. His work is overwhelming and reminiscent of the
the billboards and video screens we are forced to view in a 'Clockwork
Orange' like fashion everyday ---yet far more savory.

Looking at Ben Frost's work-- You think you've seen it somewhere before,
--but wait, that's others trying to duplicate a style he's perfected long ago.
Sure Frost's arsenal includes the icons and bubble gum color we've come to
expect, but now turn up hue, turn up the saturation and add a story-line to that
blockbuster summer movie-- It's Ultra Pop! --BANG! BANG!

Don't believe us? Come see "Plague Landscapes" for yourself. . . Just watch your feet.