Opening: An Ambient Light Projection by Benrimon Contemporary and Mastuda Eyewear at HaVen Gastro-Lounge 12/5/12

Opening: An Ambient Light Projection by Benrimon Contemporary and Mastuda Eyewear at HaVen Gastro-Lounge
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 from 9pm
1237 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Opening: An Ambient Light Projection
Hosted by Benrimon Contemporary and Matsuda Eyewear
Sponsored by HaVen Miami Beach, Belvedere Vodka and WhiteWall Magazine

Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce a collaborative project with Matsuda Eyewear to present an ambient light projection by Ben Weiner at HaVen Gastro-Lounge in Miami Beach on Wednesday December 5th. The work entitled, Opening, is the highlight of Weiner’s current solo show at the gallery and is being viewed in Miami for the first time for one night on HaVen’s 18 projectors. Alternating projections of Weiner’s ambient, colorful videos documenting the paint mixing and creation process will envelope the lounge in hues of the primary colors, red, blue and yellow. The lounge and Matsuda Eyewear will host a reception for the artist and will be open to the public from 9pm on Wednesday December 5th. The evening will also act as HaVen’s official Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 kickoff event and party.

Ben’s time-lapse video projections magnify the process of creating oil paint by which pigment, linseed oil, varnish, and turpentine are mixed together, distilling days of footage into several minutes. The resulting videos bring the viewer into a fantastical molten universe, where landscape and material is ever in flux. By amplifying their mesmerizing texture, luminosity and elasticity using macro photography, Weiner allows the inherent illusionistic properties of these materials to form the embryos for works of art.

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