Monday, June 22, 2009

Ben Frost Art opening at Brooklynite Gallery.

I had the great fortune of being able to attend Ben Frost's solo show opening at Brooklynite Gallery on Saturday night. The show is titled "Plague Landscapes" and will run through July 18, 2009. Brooklynite Gallery is a great gallery in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. It has been open about a year and I hope it stays around because it is a great space representing up and coming street artists. DJ Kool Herc was spinning which was pretty legendary and the opening had a large, enthusiastic turnout considering the torrential rain.

Frost's work consists of meticulously crafted collages of imagery from American pop culture. The detail in his work is incredible and much of the imagery is painted so perfect giving off the illusion of screenprint and collaged photographs. He has investigated American pop culture and has pulled every appropriate and relevant icon and mixes them into a cohesive story complete with corporate logos and typography.

If you are in the area definitely check out the show and I promise you will not be disappointed.

You can see more if his work here and here.

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