Wall Street International Magazine, 05/09/2018
21 Apr — 26 May 2018 at the David Richard Gallery in New York, United States
David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation, Kristopher Benedict, Tree Streets, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
The paintings in Kristopher Benedict’s Tree Streets take as their subject the suburban landscape and the artist’s subjective experience of it. Like the suburbs, the paintings can be characterized by constant transitions and shifting contexts. A feeling of precariousness and disconnectedness is pervasive in spite of possibly friendly and familiar trappings. Tree Streets presents imagery (often homes, telephone poles, tree lines, strolling figures) and abstract painting structures that are constructed and dismantled throughout the painting process. The sense of dislocation that Benedict creates in the work is an apt point of entry, and is seen both as a representation of physical spaces apart from others – the city’s outskirts, the public park, and the artist’s studio, for example - and as a psychological state.