One Sings The Other Dances
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291
Saturday, March 18 at 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Ends May 6, 2023
Benjamin Weissman’s new drawings (made with charcoal, pastels and acrylic paint) are cognitive surges, hallucinations, spillages of imagination, an unearthing of what’s in the head, kitchen sink dramas, image-novels, often dealing with the porousness of human to animal. There are cowboys, gangsters, fem fatales, one’s parents, dogs, cats, goats, et cetera. Renee Petropoulos’ works are tributes, they are homages, they are imagined monuments to writers that have changed her; changed her thinking; inspired her. She would like to see them erected in public spaces in cities and in country sides. She began them in earnest during the last three years although versions of them appeared before this time. The current works are immediate responses to the literature that impress and alter her. The collages on view collages reflect readers and writers that have visited Beyond Baroque over the last decades.