Lullabies Till Dawn

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Benjamin Parks

Artist Statement

My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness.

Art Books / Catalogs

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Art Book / Catalog – Potter Gallery

Potter Gallery at Missouri Western University

Art Book/Catalog of the Potter Gallery show. The exhibition was on display September of 2019.

Benjamin Parks Catalog

Art Book / Catalog – The Bunker

‘The Eyes’ exhibition.

Solo Show Catalog from the ‘The Eyes’ exhibition at The Bunker Arts Center.

News

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Manhattan Center of The Arts Exhibition

Exhibition at Manhattan Center of the Arts with Kyle Selley and Otto Chanyakor https://www.manhattanarts.org/  

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Beggars Table Exhibition

Photos from the Beggars Table Exhibition Ben Parks works with large-scale canvas paintings to capture the essence of a soul. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience and though not all layers of paint are visible, they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. […]

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Opening at Beggars Table Gallery

August 6th Opening at Beggars Table Gallery. Showing Through August. Address: 2010 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (913) 558-9039

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Work is featured at the Other Fair Los Angeles Homepage

Excited to be a part of Other Art Fair – Los Angeles

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New work showing in Bentonville, Arkansas,

Showing work at the Art Collective Gallery Located in Bentonville / Rogers Arkansas. https://www.artcollectivegallery.com/     Enjoyed visiting Crystal Bridges delivering work

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Sager Braudis Gallery Show

8.7.20 – 8.29.20 – Portraiture Show Sager Braudis Gallery Aug 7th – Oct 31st Columbia, 1025 E. Walnut St At Artsy.net/sager-braudis-gallery

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13th Annual Contemporary Figurative Show

This is one of my favorite shows to be a part of. I am very excited to be a part of the 13th Annual Contemporary Figurative show at the Hillard Gallery https://www.hilliardgallery.com/artwork/what-s-new/monthly-show/ In Recent years there has been an increase in the creation and acceptance of figurative art and that includes, promisingly, the acceptance of […]

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Solo Show at The Bunker

The Eyes: June 1st – 27th View Show website with live stream of the ‘1,2,3’ installation: Here > Opening Reception > My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a […]

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Exhibition | context iii

Last held August 2017, the Foundry Art Centre presents an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. Submitting artists can utilize the written word literally, symbolically, texturally, and/or referentially. View Show […]

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Solo Show: Ceremony

March 6th: Kansas City First Fridays Solo exhibition of portraits. Including the debut of 4 new paintings. Event Link: > SEVEN1five Artspace 715 Kirk Drive, KCMO Refreshments & Drinks provided by Seven1Five  

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