Head Cream: Neil Bender @ Tempus Projects

Saturday, November 18,2017 (7-9PM)
Tempus Projects, Tampa

Tempus Projects, is pleased to present Head Cream, recent works by artist Neil Bender. Bender’s exhibition, Head Cream is an assortment of ‘paper objects floating a disjointed stage of flattened, painted limbs’.

Neil Bender’s work is the epitome of Boucher’s quote:

“I detest the natural world because it is too green and poorly lit”

The aim of the work is to seduce and give pleasure through imagery that is social and accessible, that loves the idea of surface as a way of picturing honest yet mischievous belief systems. The work is a communicative device that takes imagery that is exploited by our popular culture and forms a new interface for open dialogue, with an interest in pleasure, sensuality, and black humor as the starting points. Through a restructuring of provocative images, he hopes to open up new contents that are potentially morally questionable.

Head Cream: Neil Bender
Head Cream: Neil Bender @ Tempus Projects

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Tempus Projects
4636 N Florida Ave. Tampa 33603

Neil Bender :: PURPLE NURPLE

Saturday February 11 – March 2, 2012
An all-oil, splattered and patterned investigation into situations, atmospheres, still-lifes, daydreams, and bodies all caught up in a thick, humid, and seductive flatness.

Saturday February 11 – March 2, 2012
TEMPUS PROJECTS, 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL

OPENING RECEPTION :: SATURDAY 02.11.12 :: 7-10 PM

The work in “Purple Nurple” is an all-oil, splattered and patterned investigation into situations, atmospheres, still-lifes, daydreams, and bodies all caught up in a thick, humid, and seductive flatness. The paintings take both pre-packaged and idiosyncratic fantasies and wring them through the ever-circular and perpetually fascinating limbo of pop culture, butting up against actual experience and the wonderfully soupy problems this presents –both as images and moralities.

TEMPUS PROJECTS

Neil Bender was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and currently lives and works in Florida. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, at the Front in New Orleans, the Boston Center for the Arts, the CUE Art Foundation in New York, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, the Boston Center for the Arts, Fe Gallery in Pittsburgh, Palazzo Casali in Cortona, Italy, and many other venues. His work was represented by Bleu Acier Gallery in the Bridge Art Fair during Art Basel Miami 2006-8 and Art Chicago 2007, and shown in San Juan at Circa PR in 2010. He received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2002 after getting his degree from the University of Georgia, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004, and the ‘Painting’s Edge’ program in Idyllwild, CA in 2006 and 2008.

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