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Add to Calendar 02-05-2013 20-06-2013 15 The Park - Paintings by Erik Benson Erik Benson's new series of paintings, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint, depict colorful but eerily abandoned playgrounds in stark urban landscapes. The Park expands on Benson's interest in playgrounds, particularly in the play structures' boldly unnatural and manmade coloring. The jungle gyms appear to sit on top of the surface rather than integrating with the landscape -- a metaphor for his own painting techniques. These exquisite compositions of urban landscape will be exhibited in collaboration with Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=135404 Arsenal Gallery true DD/MM/YYYY

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Date: 05/02/13 through 06/20/13
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm
Ages: All Ages
Address: 830 Fifth Ave. - 212-360-8163
www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities/arsenal-gallery

Description: Erik Benson's new series of paintings, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint, depict colorful but eerily abandoned playgrounds in stark urban landscapes. The Park expands on Benson's interest in playgrounds, particularly in the play structures' boldly unnatural and manmade coloring. The jungle gyms appear to sit on top of the surface rather than integrating with the landscape -- a metaphor for his own painting techniques. These exquisite compositions of urban landscape will be exhibited in collaboration with Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC.

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