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January 16th – February 14th
Ever Gold Gallery
Loud alarms. Slight panics. Big yawns. Heavy eyes. Long showers. Blank stares. Dragging feet. Rough commutes. Emails. Lists. Reminders. Bitter coffee. Stuffy meetings. Groggy coworkers.
How was your weekend?
Taking cues from the 9-5 work life, Mark Benson employs the common conversation held in jobs the world over every Monday morning to bring to light the mundane and repetitive in the life of contemporary work culture.
Sculptures and paintings elevate weekend activities and place them on odd pedestals, a show of respect and honor for better times. Absent of their protagonists, a pall hangs over these moments alluding to them as dead and gone forever, or for at least another business week. Milkshakes, quick trips out of town, couch time, drunk time, and time spent working all have a place.
The resounding tone of this new body of work is just that: all things pass. The best part of the week is over, and here we are at its polar opposite. Let’s recap.
All works 2015 unless noted otherwise.