FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Exhibition: Through a Glass Darkly: New Paintings by Christopher Benson
Exhibition dates: September 26- October 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00- 7:00pm
Location: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St, Newport, RI 02840
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00- 4:00, Saturday 10:00- 5:00, Sunday 12:00- 4:00 or by appointment
Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design is pleased to announce the opening of Through a Glass Darkly: New Paintings by Christopher Benson, a solo exhibition of imaginary expressionistic landscapes.
“The strength of these paintings can’t be overstated. The work is powerful and compelling… it’s an exciting show,” states Jessica Hagen, gallery owner and director.
Christopher Benson is a representational and abstract oil painter who grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and has lived and worked for long periods in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New Mexico where he has lived with his wife and sons since 2006.
Benson studied painting at RISD in the late 1970s and early ‘80s and completed a BFA in that discipline there in 2005. He has exhibited in galleries and museums for over 40 years, and is a two- time recipient of the Pollock Krasner painting fellowship. His work resides in private and museum collections throughout the US.