Art Book / Catalog

Now Available!

New Art Book / Catalog

Released February 2019

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

Lullabies Till Dawn

An Illustrated Songbook and Original Art

Art book, music and original art available now!

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.

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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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Third Friday Artistry w/ Ben Parks & Lace Chamber

February 21st Event Link > Come Join us at The Wellness Wheel in celebration of Ben Parks and Chamber Lace. You will also have an opportunity to meet the Wellness Providers at The Wellness Wheel along with many local entrepreneurs that will be setting up shop throughout the center. This is a perfect opportunity to […]

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Art Book Available from the Potter Gallery show

Just published an Art Book/Catalog of the Potter Gallery show. The exhibition was on display September of 2019. Order it here > A printed or PDF is available. Link: https://www.blurb.com/b/9941685-portraits-catalog-potter-gallery

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Look Me in the Eye, Portraits of Kansas City

Excited to have a piece in the exhibition: “Look Me in the Eye, Portraits of Kansas City”   At the Epsten Gallery September 15 – November 29, 2019 Opening Reception: 1 – 4 PM Sunday, September 15th 5500 W 123rd St. Leawood, KS 66209 65 works by 65 artists curated by Elisabeth Kirsch and Mike […]

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Portraits: A Solo Show at The Potter Gallery

Portraits, Paintings by: Benjamin Parks Opening Reception: Sep. 27th, 5-7pm Event > Show runs: Sep. 23-Oct. 25th Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm Presented by The Potter Gallery, with support from the Department of Art, and The Missouri Western State University School of Fine Arts. Potter Art Gallery  

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Sep. First Friday’s Opening: Hotel Indigo Crossroads

The official opening of Benjamin Parks exhibition at Hotel Indigo Crossroads will be September 6th as part of First Friday’s. View Event >    

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W 39th Street: Art From Here

I am showing a piece at the Smalter Gallery. The show is entitled W39th Street: Art From Here Opening Aug 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/340630373554363/ Join us on First Friday for a celebration of artists connected to W 39th street. I put out an open call for artists who love 39th, work on 39th or live near 39th […]

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