Artist: Benjamin Echeverria
Venue: Parisa Kind, Frankfurt
The Terror of Evidence
Corners Brought to Middle
Date: September 4 – October 16, 2019
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Images courtesy of Parisa Kind, Frankfurt
In A Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare has a clock strike one, twice, lost hours coming back to where they were. Here, another ticks only backwards, its hands interminably clicking past paintings with stuttering lines, small quakes and mortal registrations of contingent adjustments. These materialize in seams and folds, tacking margins and indices of where staples once tethered fabric to the studio wall or bends from where stretchers once applied pressure. Then there is debris imprinted in color that is also surface, pictorializing circumstances of genesis, which are always-already as aesthetic as marks arrived at by brush. Pools of paint hold together would-be remnants of now penultimate compositions sliced for the present occasion; they exist in something like the solidarity of intentional adjacency. Amidst a durational and necessarily unfinished process of making, this present interval affords retrospection.
Benjamin Echeverria was born in 1980 and lives and works in South Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include a solo project at Parapet Real Humans, St Louis (2017) where he will have a second solo exhibition in October 2019, and group exhibitions at 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles (2014), Salon 94 at Frieze London (2014) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014). Echeverria has developed the experimental curatorial, exhibition and publication program Reserve Ames since 2013