Ben Borden: Bloom
951 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
Friday, March 22 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends May 4, 2024
NOON Projects is honored to present "Bloom" by Los Angeles based artist, Ben Borden. For the artist’s second show with the gallery and first solo show in Los Angeles, Borden presents a suite of autonomous self-generating living paintings on glass. Borden’s works are created with an alchemical brew consisting of dehydrated algae, potassium ferrocyanide, glycerin, and steel, a technique the artist has been developing since 2018. In a layer of bioplastic on the back side of the glass or CNC-machined acrylic, Borden establishes the boundaries for the chemical reaction that produces Prussian blue, the first synthetically created pigment. The works’ fluid, mercurial images can take months and even years to develop to a resolved state and necessitate a patient balance between care, maintenance and ambivalence. The last step in creation involves the artist sealing his petri-like paintings, creating an airtight chamber slowing the chemical transformations to a glacial pace. Ben Borden (b. 1985 Corpus Christi, Texas) is an artist and educator who lives in Los Angeles and works in the City of Commerce, California. He leverages industrial processes, organic materials, and relationships with craftspeople in Commerce to create closed systems of control and preservation reflective of impermanence and faith. Borden teaches in the Media Design Practices MFA program at ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles and has been part of the left-wing anarchist organization, The Los Angeles Catholic Worker since 2017, working in the community’s soup kitchen on Skid Row. For more information email +1 971-341-6648 NOON Projects 951 and 508 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA
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