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Sat May 19, 2018

Ben Aronson: Distilled Realities

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at Jenkins Johnson Gallery (see times)
Opening reception May 19, 4-6pm, exhibition May 19 - July 7, 2018

New paintings by artist Ben Aronson of vibrant, atmospheric cityscapes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago & Paris. Aronson synthesizes the gestural energy of emotionally charged abstract expressionist brushwork, influenced by Richard Diebenkorn, and the precision of contemporary realism. With Aronson's innate ability to capture light, his new psychologically arresting paintings land for a dynamic fifth solo show at Jenkins Johnson. Aronson states, "The making of successfully expressive art requires some sort of visual distillation of priorities excerpted from reality. In order to create a heightened reality, rather than simply recreating visual scenes with a collection of carefully rendered details, the goal is not only physical likeness, but more importantly, the prioritization and selection of certain key visual elements." This Aronson continues creates "a personal shorthand which serves to deepen and intensify our emotional connection to the work." With this shorthand, Aronson creates paintings that speak to the particular evocative ethereal nature of pausing for a moment to look at the city as it moves around you. Through the haze of fog, the blurring of blues in the sky, the moving of leaves in the wind Aronson's language is distinct and intoxicating. With loose painterly strokes & a deft rendering of atmospheric light, fleeting and familiar moments of cars breezing by and the afternoon sun casting long shadows onto the road materialize in visual poetic verse. Building from studies created en plein air, Aronson's specificity and attention to light and shadow transport his viewer to a precise location and an exact moment in time, from early morning in the Hollywood Hills to late afternoon in SoHo. His work is in the permanent collections of many major corporations and museums, such as the de Young Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston & Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.
Opening reception May 19, 4-6pm, exhibition May 19 - July 7, 2018 New paintings by artist Ben Aronson of vibrant, atmospheric cityscapes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago & Paris. Aronson synthesizes the gestural energy of emotionally charged abstract expressionis...
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464 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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