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Upheaval: Recent Paintings


January 10 - February 5, 2010

Artist Reception: TBA


Benjamin Duke is a Painter and Assistant Professor of Art at Michigan State University.   Duke states: In my paintings I ask myself "Is this the way the world is?"  I reshape and retool my painting experience to answer that question.  But while the question begins with the world, it ends with the work itself:  "Is this the way the world is in this work?"  The search is for the world in painting and painting in the world (painting worlds/paintings world).  Am I in the world or is the world in me?  I allude to my life, to writers, works, and to artist's imagery.  It is my hope that this record of allusion conjures and creates the same.  I am referring to text, theory, idea but I am also finding myself already there, looking out to see in.

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