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Join us February 7th at 6pm for the reintroduction of 1st Fridays at the Co-op, with artist Ben Howard!
Benjamin Howard was raised in a household that embraced the arts and at a young age Benjamin developed his own mark making, often relying on his father for help in transcribing his lines.
Benjamin attended Tyler School of Art in 1997, enrolled initially to pursue graphic design, but quickly fell in love with painting.
Benjamin’s current work seeks to explore the culture of everyday life infused with the fantastical. Now a long time resident of Philadelphia, traversing across the urban landscape each day lets him experience the over-sensory stimulation that inhabit his compositions. His paintings are grounded by tangible characters from boats, to architecture, flowers, innocuous icons of American life, and other worldly anthropomorphism. Like his influences, forms are derived from a balance of strong graphic line and the organic, haphazard, application of paint. Folded between these gestures are social commentaries and references to current events presented in a playful reminiscence of a children’s coloring book.
Check Out His Website www.benhowardart.com