James Benjamin Franklin: Practice
January 15, 2022 - February 26, 2022
Reyes | Finn:
1500 Trumbull Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216

Each painting in the Detroit-based artist’s latest solo exhibition stands more than nine feet tall, but the melange of familiar materials and textures within each canvas strike a deeply personal chord that belies their monumental stature. Franklin instinctively binds found textiles such as carpets, afghans, bathroom mats, and kitchen rags sourced from his own home and thrift stores with epoxy, acrylic, rubber, sand, and glitter to create multilayered surfaces that feel at once familiar and foreign, imbued with a sense of local history and personal memory.

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