Tuesday, March 31, 2009
MICHAEL VAN DEN BESSELAAR
NOSTALGIC ABOUT THE FUTURE
Nostalgic About The Future
April 2 - May 9, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009 , 6-8pm
Land Of The Free
Shortly before his death in 1940, Walter Benjamin famously observed that “There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time the document of barbarism”. This apocalyptic yet redemptive concept of history deeply relates to the psychedelic visionary interiors and landscapes in this show encapsulating a telling historical ambivalence at once hopeful in its vision of the future and yet harsh in its view of what precedes it.
Black and White Gallery
The Chelsea Terminal Warehouse
636 West 28th Street,Ground Floor NYC
Nostalgic About The Future #5, 2009
Nostalgic About The Future #6, 2009
Nostalgic About The Future #7, 2009
all oil on canvas, 24 x 24"
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Ah For A Man to Arise in Me / That the Man I Am May Cease to Be
March 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009
opening: March 26, 6-8pm
at Stux Gallery
530 W. 25th St. New York, NY
Oh my god. I am so tired.
I am going to make a giant pot of coffee!
pastel on paper
30 by 40 inches
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Please join Black & White Gallery at BOOTH B-8, Thursday March 5- Sunday, March 8, 2009 at PULSE New York.
353 West Street @ West Houston
New York, NY
image: Erik Benson, Ikea , 2009, acrylic on canvas over panel