The Gallery: Ben Matthews

The Gallery: Ben Matthews

amy chase
Jul 5, 2007

Eastern Pickpocket. Distinguished by extra arms (urbanian class). Note magnetic tail used for coins. Example shown: manhattan red back.

Introducing Ben Matthews and his beautiful, edgy treasures from not-quite this time and place. Charming antique drawings and posters? Not so fast. Take another look.

Mick's Vacation Simulator Helmets. Acrylic on Canvas 30x24 in.

Made to look aged as if they were found in a junk shop or discovered in a basement, Matthews imagines schemes and records of explorers, scientists & inventors, or cast off exhibition labels from long-closed museums.

Water Crook, Drought Birds and Training Methods. Section 4: Finches 645 Description: 6-7 in. Call note a loud peek. Habitat: Junkyard cars. Chicago Dunes

Flying Hypodermic Rackie, Common man made needles, Idaho USA, Pharma-Sect 5 Pen on paper, 8x10 in.

Fortified Cities. Pen and ink on paper, 22x30 in.

A few of the inventions and oddly-adapted creatures could come in quite handy -- one might hope these actually exist and are available on the market…

Doblin Type. Shoulder Mate. Air Purification. Requirement 12x56n Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Biosoft Era

Don Wands.

And if things get real bad…

Super Duper Gotcha Bras. Acrylic on canvas, 30x24 inches

Shut The Fuck Up Spray. Acrylic on Canvas, 20x16 in. (available on artist's site for $15 as offset poster)

Diet Gleech, North American, Charles Stilch Discovery VI Chunkario Blubario

See these in person at the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, NYC. Show is up til August 17.

Inquiries? Please contact the artist directly via email.

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