Abend Gallery is known for its ability to share the best in figurative art, and their latest show ‘On the Periphery’ once again doesn’t fail to impress. Featuring three very distinctive contemporary artists, Abend Gallery excitedly invites you to join them for their opening reception this Friday, September 2, as Benjamin Björklund, Felicia Forte and Lindsey Kustusch take centre stage.
“Each of these three artists’ works reflect the aspects of their respective worlds that speak to them the most” explains Chris Serr, curator. “What makes them unique as individual artists is also what connects them: Björklund, Kustusch, and Forte all imbue their work with true heart and passion.”
On the Periphery: Benjamin Björklund + Felicia Forte + Lindsey Kustusch
September 2 – October 1, 2016
Friday, September 2, 6-9 pm
Benjamin Björklund | Felicia Forte | Lindsey Kustusch
2260 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please contact Chris Serr at 720-404- 5074
Hours: Tue-Sat, 10-6 pm.
Based in San Francisco, Lindsey Kustusch’s oil paintings capture a perfect equilibrium between the realistic beauty and (just as important) gritty notes of the Bay area surrounding her home environment. Though architechture is often at the core, Lindsey’s works are brimming with life, echoing a world sculpted by human hands even when no individuals are present within the painting.
Based in Detroit, Felicia Forte’s enigmatic and boldly colourful paintings not only enact a visual autobiography, but go further to provide a tonic to the everyday mundane; from her perceptions of a simple moment in time to her enlightening self portraits, the depth and use of lighting produce some truly encapturing pieces in this collection.
Swedish painter Benjamin Björklund shares a selection of his works with a critically stark and emotive resolution, bringing forth deeply psychological undertones and an almost unnerving stance with his stylized use of picking up on only the most prevalent features of his subjects. With past careers including working as a prison night guard and psychiatric nurse, Benjamin draws upon his experiences to influence his more current creations.