The City State of America: Mythic History
Ben 's work creates a surreal visual narrative of traditional, historic, mythic, and imagined realms of America. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben was raised in Vermont, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. As a child he attended Space Camp. He received his Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute and stuck around Brooklyn for six years before moving to his own compound in the Hudson Valley.
All the fun of Advent Calendars with the bonkers absurdity of the 2016 election! 22 tiny windows open revealing surreal, mythic American imagery underneath. The countdown begins October 18th, so order yours today!
Drawings from 'The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC' series will be part of Smack Mellon's 'Of the People' exhibition, from June 17th to July 31st. From the press release, "The exhibition...reflects of-the-moment political opinions shaping the 2016 presidential race in the United States. Artworks included in the group show offer critical perspectives on the current electoral process while challenging notions of American democracy today. Formed in 2015, Ben Pinder’s The Mythic History of America, For America Super PAC is lawfully recognized here in drawings and genuine articles." Opening reception: Saturday, June 18, 5-8pm.
We've created a Super PAC! "The Mythic History of America, For America" is alive. Learn more about it on the project page CityStateOfAmerica.info To help with initial funding for our first absurd project, we've also started a Kickstarter Project, so head over, take a look, share and help spread absurdity!
IPCNY will present Published By The Artist, an exhibition of self-published editions by a varied host of professional printers. The works will be on view at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, from September 10 through September 17, 2015. Most editions are priced at $300 or less. Ben's pamphlets about Nathanael Greene will be on display.
Ben's installation "St. Margaret of Red Hook" is part of Red Hook Community Artist's Network "Dog Dayz" popup event. The opening reception is on August 21, 2015 from 5pm-7pm. Food, beer, art, music and performances! More info available at www.rhcan.com.