by Benjamin Albrecht
Audio read of artists’ comments
Artist’s comments: I worked from the position of a present day being to communicate the sense of coming to a fork in the road. One path leads to equity and harmony through regenerative practices and the redistribution of wealth and resources to support all life forms worldwide, the other leads to increased inequality, suffering and destruction. I wanted to communicate something about the swirling complexity of the situation and the need to cultivate an expansive sense of time and space to properly contextualize our moment and our actions moving into the future.
Audio recording of biography
Benjamin Albrecht (26) is from Santa Cruz, California, and graduated in 2016 from Dartmouth College where he studied Neuroscience and Studio Art. His multifaceted, playful and vivid works on canvas and paper draw from thinking about systems, complexity, interconnection, and expansive spatial and temporal contexts.
At Dartmouth, Ben was awarded a Perspectives of Design Exhibition and spent the following ye
ar as a fellow in the art department that culminated in a show at the Jaffe-Friede Gallery during the Summer of 2017. He then went on to a residency at the Chautauqua School of Art, where he continued to learn with and from peers and professional artists. Ben currently lives and works in Brooklyn as an ecological garden designer and artist and had his first solo show at Mindful Harlem, a meditation center in Harlem in April of 2018.
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