Equinox Gallery is pleased to present Something Edge, a new body of work by Ben Reeves. Ben Reeves’ artistic practice is a way of exploring and learning about the world as well as a material and intellectual pursuit that unfurls not only new understandings about perception but an equal amount of uncertainty, which in turn fuels further curiosity. Ruminating on his current series of works, Reeves explains: “These paintings are views from one space, looking into another. I equate this with how experiences are always made up of multiple realities, multiple spaces. For example, the present is always haunted by the past. When I think back to my childhood, growing up here on the West Coast, I realize that it was both the place I thought it was and it wasn’t. I didn’t know that the place I grew up in both was and wasn’t itself.” How, then, does an artist begin to address the layered histories embedded in the land?
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Ben Reeves

Ben Reeves

Ben Reeves is known for his sumptuous use of paint in compositions that deftly explore the relationship between abstraction and depiction. His work is actively engaged with the theory of painting, raising questions about the authenticity of imagery, while remaining deceptively traditional. At first glance, many of his works appear to borrow generously from 19th-century realism, yet they are often meticulously conceptual. Reeves’ work continually asserts that the painted image is a vocabulary of brushstrokes, a culturally understood visual language. Dominated by thick daubs of oil paint, Reeves’ paintings command a physical presence with their relief-like impasto surfaces.

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Renée Van Halm:
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk:
New Paintings and Sculpture

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm:
Leave the Window Open

September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings:
A Group Exhibition

March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe:
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Angela Teng:
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith:
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt:
The Ghost Universe

January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams:
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk:
The Things in My Head

November 7, 2015 - December 12, 2015
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