SANTA FE: April 15 – July 4, 2011 – Eight Modern Gallery on Canyon road features the work of Erik Benson.
Erik Benson was born in Detriot, MI in 1973. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. Benson’s paintings of corporate office towers, strip-malls and graffiti-scarred highway barriers appear at once as delicately balanced, nearly abstract compositions of geometric color, and also as particularly beautiful condensations of highly poetic loneliness. He has previously exhibited at, among other venues, Galerie Schuster (Frankfurt), Finesilver Gallery, Houston & San Antonio, Rare Gallery, NYC, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica and Artpace, San Antonio.