Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, is thrilled to present Sightlines, Ben Aronson's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Ben states, "While we now move ahead, beyond a difficult year which forced and challenged us to confront serious threats and loss of many types, we must also remember that we can choose not to allow optimism to be counted a casualty." "Sightlines" refers to this new group of paintings which celebrate the beauty of the visible world, the light and directions toward which we can choose to direct our view, in balance and apart from the negative. Saturday, May 15th's opening reception will include a Virtual Exhibition Walk-through via Instagram with Ben Aronson in dialogue with Karen Jenkins-Johnson at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT. The exhibition will be on view through July 2, 2021 at Jenkins Johnson at Minnesota Street Project.
Ben Aronson, recognized as one of America's most respected and evocative painters of the urban landscape, synthesizes the gestural energy of emotionally charged abstract expressionist brushwork with the observational precision of contemporary realism. Building from studies created en plein air, Aronson's specificity and attention to light and shadow, transport his viewer to a precise location and moment in time.
Ben Aronson is a member of the highly acclaimed National Academy, alongside Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning and his mentor, Philip Guston. Aronson is the recipient of a Childe Hassam Purchase Prize from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and a Pleissner Memorial Award for Painting from the National Academy of Design. His work is in the collections of over fifty museums including: the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Detroit Institute of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, De Young Museum San Francisco, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum in New York, New Orleans Museum of Art and Takaoka Art Museum Japan. Ben Aronson lives and works in Massachusetts.
About Jenkins Johnson Gallery:
Since its opening in 1996, Jenkins Johnson Gallery has been dedicated to the progression of representation in contemporary art. This strong focus manifests itself through the continued representation of emerging, mid-career, and established artists who practice in a variety of mediums, including: painting, photography, sculpture, video, glass art, textiles, and digital painting.
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