Benjamin Senior: “Black Sun”

Known for his dynamic paintings of athletes in motion, Senior has said that he chooses his subject matter because it is in these moments that human figure becomes abstracted. The subject provides a springboard for the artist’s obsessive games of composition and construction. This exhibition expands Senior’s vocabulary with tableaux of parks, interiors and more. In one painting, The Pier (Run), Senior presents a woman running, scattering a number of seagulls as she passes. The blade-like wings slice the space into fragmentary windows, obscuring yet also framing and intensifying the scene beyond, creating dynamic tension between painterly flatness and illusory depth. Furthermore this painting features a parasol, a pictorial element often seen in Senior’s work.

Start Date

December 9, 2016

End Date

January 8, 2017


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


James Fuentes 55 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002

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