DIMENSIONS 24" x 26" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2016
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Artforum named Trudy Benson's May 2016 solo exhibition at Half Gallery as a critics' pick. Using an airbrush, textured rollers, and oil paint squeezed directly from the tube, Benson creates vibrant and richly textured silhouettes that hover in their respective planes over a backdrop of misty neutrals. Her distinct process of thickly overlapping layers of paint activates a feeling of distance between the foreground and background, the result a tableau of gesture reminiscent of both 80s nostalgia and modernist tradition. Red Current is chaotic yet contained, a composition of vibrating cadmium red against starkly patterned white to create what Artforum has described as "sheer retinal voluptuousness."
Framing option is black or white painted wood, 7/8” wide flat face and 7/8” deep, with UV acrylic glass.