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Vague Benediction

by Trong Gia Nguyen
As with his previous shows, Matthew Benedict tells a crooked tale with his latest Mystery Stories at Alexander and Bonin. Using an illustrative trompe l'oeil technique, his sculptures and paintings delve into apocryphal narratives that find their kin in maritime piracy and  the masonic brotherhoods, with plenty of symbolism to go around. Comprised of only seven paintings (most of them gouache on wood) in this edition, Benedict's brush unearths hidden histories of the familiar.  He depicts somewhat banal scenes such as hunters readying their guns at a campfire or two relaxed performers sharing a nig... [more]
Posted by Trong Gia Nguyen on 4/5/09