Ashley Benton + Christopher Lee Gilmer . December 7-January 5, 2020
Inspired by datamoshing, quantum mechanics, and the hyper saturation of imagery found in daily life, Gilmer creates oil paintings that explore the psychological effects of the figure through physical mutations that distort and merge various realities. Benton's figurative ceramics also portray a dialogue of the human condition. Using symbolism as well as physical mutations to explore the depths of the subconscious, Benton's work draws on the inherent search of life's significance. Less than reality and more than a dream, Benton and Gilmer’s work strives to give the viewer an alternative connection to the self.