Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ben Matthews Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh Pa

Ben Matthews returns to Mendelson Gallery with a new collection of his unique work. Ben's paintings open a window into a parallel universe of medicine show cures, carnival attractions, and weird products that are fantastical and a bit unsettling.

As Ben himself says:

"Working in a poster format I try to give the impression that my paintings have already served their purpose. They are documentations of people, places, events, products, and moments in time that did, did not, or will exist."

Join us this Thursday, December 9th from 6-9 pm for a glimpse into the strange world of Pittsburgh's own Ben Matthews.

Show runs through January 15th, 2011

Mendelson Gallery 5874 Ellsworth Avenue 15232
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 12-5 pm or by appointment at 412-361-8664


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