May 28, 2022

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Juxtapoz Magazine – Fever Dream by Ben Quinn and Robert Falco @ pt.2 Gallery, Oakland

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Juxtapoz Magazine - Fever Dream by Ben Quinn and Robert Falco @ pt.2 Gallery, Oakland


In the way warmth rises from a distance, displacing objects from buy, the paintings of Ben Quinn and Robert Falco function like the moiré of a screen— revealing that eyesight alone exceeds our potential to capture it. The operates in Fever Desire collapse the spiritual realm amongst knowledge, feeling, and observation and grasp at the disorders of the present— an awareness financial state created on pictures and multitasking.  

Occupying several worlds at at the time, Falco’s entropic diptychs bloom and deteriorate at the same time, selectively revealing and concealing on their own like a vespertine flower. 

With a prismatic palette, Quinn considers the star as essential device of measurement — of both atomic and cosmological proportions, a implies of calculating the unquantifiable.  Colours reverberate, presenting equally an entrance and an exit, inviting us to look in as opposed to at. 

There is a reverence for the mundane that materializes in the artists’ supply imagery: digital detritus mined from their private photographic archives. With sleight of hand each artist obfuscates this accumulated visual surplus and will make it something deserving of veneration — iconographic.

While Falco’s painting pulse with the urgent needs placed on the head and system by our undulating, networked overall economy, Quinn’s function provides a place for the system to rest while the thoughts is on mute— sharing in the drive to imbue meaning the place indicating has been emptied. —Ariella Robinson





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