Carter & Citizen is pleased to present "Eventide" paintings by Leon Benn and photographs by Whitney Hubbs. "Eventide" opens November 5th and closes December 22nd, 2011. The gallery will host a reception for the artists on Saturday, November 5, from 6 to 9pm.
"Eventide" displays Leon Benn and Whitney Hubbsʼ shared practice of depicting darkness and intimate encounters with, and within, nature. For these two artists, landscape represents a constant and solitary inquiry; one which results in the dark and atmospheric paintings by Benn and dense black and white photographs by Hubbs. While some of Whitney Hubbsʼ pictures are decidedly deliberate, others are filled with accidents and incidentals. A faith in the unknown also informs Bennʼs practice where night becomes a place of power and spirited imagination. Bennʼs paintings and Hubbsʼ photographs function as fragments of travel and movement where passing moments are recorded, lest they be forgotten or lost.
Leon Benn is currently pursuing his MFA at UCLA. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery (New York), Narwhal Projects (Toronto), The Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH) and Palazzetto Cenci (Rome, Italy) among others.
Whitney Hubbs has exhibited in venues such as Roberts + Tilton (Los Angeles), Michael Maloney Fine Art (Los Angeles), Kinkead Contemporary (Los Angeles), P.P.O.W. (New York) and Sandroni Rey (Los Angeles). Hubbs received her MFA from UCLA and a BFA from California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA). She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.