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Gavin Andrew Benjamin

Nancy Boys

2005

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The photographic underpinnings of these oblique self-portraits are deeply referenced to movies, art history, indulgence, and personal memory, beneath a high gloss varnish that connotes both old master painting and the gloss of a movie negative.

Exhibition

Gestures 6: June 5 – July 31, 2005
About The Artist

Gavin Andrew Benjamin is a multi-faceted artist with backgrounds encompassing commercial photography, painting, printmaking, and interior and product design. Born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and was drawn to experiment with many mediums. His current work focuses on his long-time interest in flowers, still-life, landscapes, portraits, and collage mixed with courtly painting traditions; a mash-up of sorts.

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