Ben Sanders: Deep Time

3301 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Jan 14, 5 PM - 8 PM — ends Feb 25, 2023
OCHI is pleased to present Deep Time, an exhibition of new work by artist Ben Sanders. This is the Artist's third solo exhibition with the Gallery. Deep Time will be on view at OCHI, located at 3301 W Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California from January 14 through February 25, 2023. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM PST.

Ben Sanders new paintings are striking scenes of highly-rendered earthscapes that offer visions of a post-human future. Colossal bioorganic and mineral masses form and hover over limitless seas, desert planes, cloud banks, icy-slick expanses, and perfectly peaked mountain ranges. Sanders’ subjects appear to radiate, drip, sublimate, condense, or erode, unblemished and still in deafening silence. This transformation of matter into massive sentience evolves in the absence of beauty and morality—since human consciousness represented the sole interest in measuring aesthetic perfection or determining good from evil.

Deep Time transforms OCHI into an otherworldly landscape of lunar-sized paintings hovering over a field of black lava rock, complete with a raw steel bench designed and built by Sanders and his father. In imagining a world beyond the contemporary, Sanders’ minimalistic and optimistic paintings critique the temporality of the present as they speculate on a world beyond humanism, capitalism, dogma, and disillusionment.