Sat, Sep 11, 2021 → Sat, Oct 30, 2021
Benjamin Edmiston’s sophisticated geometric abstraction paintings and drawings favor restraint over abundance. In creating geometric compositions with an identifiable hand-painted touch, Edmiston’s work uses the language of architecture as impetus. Intimately scaled paintings pack a graphic punch with flat, bold color or (in many cases) black and white. Each are direct and confrontational, yet simultaneously leave space for the viewer to wander.
Edmiston earned his MFA from Brooklyn College in 2012 and his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX; Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and Residency Gallery, Hudson, NY. His work has been included in numerous group shows including at False Flag Gallery, Long Island City, NY; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DK; and Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, NY. He was an artist in residence at OCAD University, Toronto, ON; Island Press Residency at Washington University, St. Louis, MO; and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Edmiston’s work was included in New American Paintings and “The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art”. Comcast recently acquired 30 of Edmiston’s drawings for the new Comcast Technology Center’s permanent collection in Philadelphia, PA.