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Friedman Benda

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515 W 26th St, 1st Fl
New York, NY 10001 United States
(212) 239-8700 www.friedmanbenda.com

January 2021

Split Personality l Curated by Alice Stori Lichtenstein

January 11, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Friedman Benda, 515 W 26th St, 1st Fl
New York, NY 10001 United States
Free

Friedman Benda is pleased to present its seventh annual guest-curated exhibition Split Personality. Curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein, independent curator and founder of Schloss Hollenegg for Design, the exhibition explores how functional objects undergo a process of mutation to acquire symbolic value, and thus develop split personalities that oscillate between their different identities. The works on display at Friedman Benda, ambiguously classifiable as chairs, tables, rugs, are meant as furniture of practical and comfortable nature. And yet, as the curator Alice…

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February 2021

Jonathan Trayte: MelonMelon Tangerine

February 15, 2021 - March 13, 2021
Friedman Benda, 515 W 26th St, 1st Fl
New York, NY 10001 United States
Free

Friedman Benda is pleased to present MelonMelonTangerine, British artist Jonathan Trayte’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Informed by Trayte’s recent 2000-mile road trip through the Western United States, MelonMelonTangerine offers an outsider’s perspective on the American landscape. As an avid observer, Trayte poignantly examines the ways in which we perceive and utilize natural resources through his signature tongue-in-cheek sensibility. With a keen perception and eye for the obscure, Trayte finds the surreal in our everyday surroundings and within the fabric of daily life. Realized while in isolation amidst the current pandemic, he recalls hazy visions of sedimentary rock formations, Joshua trees, lichens, silver cholla…

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March 2021

Paul Cocksedge: Performance

March 22, 2021 - April 17, 2021
Friedman Benda, 515 W 26th St, 1st Fl
New York, NY 10001 United States
Free

Friedman Benda is pleased to present British designer Paul Cocksedge’s fourth solo show with the gallery entitled Performance. The exhibition explores the processes of craft with three bodies of work that capture and express their theatricality in material form: Performance, Push and Excavation. Examining the relationship between maker and audience, and the idea of the outsider watching the craftsperson at work, each series is a vehicle for storytelling, drawing inspiration from and abstracting the physical process of making. The Performance series follows the…

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