Benny Fountain
The Form of Affection
July 21 - August 29, 2015

First Thursday reception
August 6, 2015
open until 8:00pm

Exhibition tour and discussion with the artists
August 8, 2015
11am

Benny Fountain

Benny Fountain returns for his third solo exhibition at Froelick Gallery, titled The Form of Affection. In this series of oil paintings, rendered in greyscale or in a strictly restrained color palette, Fountain's subject is his young family. He shows us domestic scenes centered mainly in the kitchen: Food is prepared, dishes are washed, small children accept offered tastes or play on the floor. In other works, the room is empty save for the play of light and shadow over cabinets, appliances, counters, floors. Continuing his examination of the depiction of light on surface- a simplification, a removal of the superfluous, from his compositions, Benny searches for relationships of affection. Realizing that all entities that exist are relative to one another and that boundaries are often maleable, Fountain shows us how one figure affects another through ordinary family interactions.

Composition 9 Large Combine #2
56 x 38 inches
 
Large Combine 3 Large Combine #3
38 x 56 inches
 
Large Composition 1 Large Composition #1
38.5 x 48 inches
 
Large Composition 2 Large Composition #2
48 x 38.5 inches
 
Composition 5 Composition #10
12 x 15 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 9 Composition #3
12 x 16 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 9 Composition #9
8 x 10 inches
 
Composition 6 Composition #6
12 x 15 inches
 
Composition 23 Composition #2
15 x 12 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 4 Composition #4
12 x 15 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 23 Composition #23
12 x 9 inches
 
Composition 24 Composition #24
8 x 10 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 8 Composition #8
9 x 12 inches
SOLD
 
Composition 7 Composition #7
10 x 8 inches
SOLD