Trudy Benson’s most recent paintings are heavily influenced by early graphics programs such as Microsoft Paint. For Benson, painting has everything to do with surface as a viscose, sculptural material and color as a mutable component. Her contemporary painting vocabulary incorporates digital imaging techniques as well as historical painting tropes.
Trudy Benson was born in Richmond, VA, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her current solo exhibition, PAINT, opened on April 25 at Horton Gallery. Recently, her work was included in an exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles as well as in Art Brussels with Horton Gallery.
Trudy Benson, Obsidian, 2011. Acrylic, enamel, spray paint, and oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Horton Gallery, New York. Photo credit: Adam Reich.
Elena Bajo, Is Music the Essence of Words? A Script for a Form, 2011. Discarded painting stretchers, acrylic on canvas, and masking tape.
Exhibition and performance in collaboration with New York-based performers: Shandoah Goldman, Cory Hundt, Amy Mauvan, Mary Robb, Dominique Taylor, and Tara Willis. Presented at PERFORMA 11, Aesthetic Anarchy, Scaramouche NY, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Scaramouche NY.
Elena Bajo’s practice is concerned with the social and political dimensions of everyday spaces, strategies of resistance, and the poetics of ideologies. She works individually and collectively in a variety of media including installation, sculpture, painting, performance, participatory events, film, and writing. Bajo currently has a solo exhibition La Femme Radicale or The Point of no Return at D+T Project in Brussels. Bajo was born in Spain and lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. She received her MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2005.
Elena Bajo, La Femme Radicale, 2013. Fabric, wood, plastic, metal. Drawing-Sculpture. Courtesy the artist.
Irina Rozovsky’s photography work has been published and exhibited in the United States and abroad. Her first solo museum exhibition A Perpetual Hold is on display at the Southeast Museum of Photography through May 2013. Rozovsky received her MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at the International Center of Photography. Rozovsky says of this image: “…another instance of insomnia—I was in Israel and staying in a closet-sized room. There was only enough space for a small cot, this lamp, and its enormous shadow.”
Irina Rosovzky, Untitled, 2012. Archival Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist.