Textures of You at the Mark Moor Gallery
Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present Textures of You, a solo show of recent works by New York based artist Ben Charles Weiner. For this exhibition, Weiner has taken inspiration from synthetic body enhancement products such as hair gel and silicone, to create vivid paintings that reflect a cultural obsession with resisting our physical and mortal limits.
Within these lush yet uneasy works, Weiner explores painting as a precision performance. His attempt to create flawless images using traditional realist techniques is mirrored by the body-enhancing function of the products he depicts. Although Weiner employs a hyperrealist style, the resulting compositions verge on the unrecognizable; rich, swirling colors and tactile forms heighten the senses. While the works seduce, they also disorient, reflecting upon our alienation within a consumer culture that abstracts bodily needs into chemical processes. By utilizing synthetic materials alien to the senses, Weiner taps into anxiety cycles surrounding enhancement products and the fear of their volatile side effects.
Tuesday – Saturday 11-6, and by appointment daily
July 25, 2016End Date
August 20, 2016Hours
11:00 AM - 06:00 PMAddress
5790 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232, USAEvent Type