Jesse Benson: Organizer
1117 Venice Boulvard, Los Angeles 90015
Aug 12, 2 PM - 5 PM — ends Sep 23, 2023
In the “dialectic of order and chaos” that structures all poetic discourse, veteran Los Angeles artist Jesse Benson (b. 1978, Orange, CA) places himself squarely in the camp of order as his exhibition title, Organizer, so clearly suggests. But this presentation of new and recent paintings, sculptures and artifacts argues the position in favor of order so relentlessly that, as it approaches the point of absurdity, a viewer might suspect that the artist is, if secretly, on the side of a wild and liberating chaos, after all. The two positions being irreconcilable, it is left then to the viewers to examine the evidence and judge the artist’s real and true intentions for themselves.