Please join us in welcoming Benjamin Kellgren to our spot: since this will be the first time his new body of work is shown, we are terribly excited and know it will be fantastic.
Bio: Born and raised
in Petaluma, California, Ben Kellgren began his Arts education at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he focused on
printmaking. Kellgren then transferred to Pacific Northwest College of
Art in Portland, Oregon, and graduated in 2009 with a BFA in
Intermedia Design, with a focus in photography and video.
At home in
San Francisco, his new work draws from his printmaking roots, creating
bold, energetic images through physical, laborious mark making. View
current work at benkellgren.tumblr.com
Artist Statement: In this new body of work, Ben Kellgren employs a
simple, pain-staking technique of stippling ink with Sharpie pens to
create organic, abstract imagery. Drawing from the dynamic natural
setting of his native Bay Area, Kellgren slowly builds depth and
tension into each meditative work. He allows the image to surface
gradually through hours of dot making to convey a sense of energy and movement.
As usual, this is a FREE CHAMPAGNE EVENT provided by Housepitalitysf. Let it flow from 9pm to 10pm. Musical entertainment put forth by Housepitality Crew. http://www.facebook.com/housepitality.sanfrancisco