“Primary Essences: Ben Georgia”
Jan 22 – June 4, 2013
Opening Reception January 31, 2013, 5-7pm
For painter Ben Georgia, abstraction offers the possibility of a fresh mode of communication. Georgia seeks a language that surpasses representation and the fleeting concerns of the moment, reaching towards expressing the emotional depths of human experience. Georgia writes, “I work to create something on the canvas which is not of this concrete, external world, and imaginary vision which I see from the start on the blank, white canvas and where the beauty and strength of the painting compensate for and counteract the tragedy and decay of life.”
Ben Georgia is a New Jersey native who attended Rutgers Newark in the 1960s. His work has been exhibited in dozens of exhibitions in the nearly thirty years of his professional artistic practice, and can be found in many public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Hong Kong.
Image credit: Ben Georgia, “City Lights III,” 2009, oil on canvas, 48”x60”, Courtesy of the artist
Orbit Two Gallery is on the second floor, Campus Center.