Benjamin Brett: The Taciturn Moth

26 June – 13 July 2019

PALFREY presents The Taciturn Moth, a solo exhibition by Benjamin Brett. Evoking frameworks of a narrative deprived of a protagonist, The Taciturn Moth is an installation that incorporates painting, sculpture and audio. The work poses a variety of placeholders to insinuate and investigate the presence of something that isn’t there, in a manner reminiscent of the ghost stories of M. R. James or plot devices characteristic of crime fiction.

OPENING Wednesday 26 June 2019, 6 – 8 pm

Benjamin Brett attended the RU residency programme New York in 2017, studied painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013 and was a committee member of OUTPOST gallery, Norwich. Selected projects include: Orrlando, a solo exhibition at Melange, Cologne curated by Alexandra Alexopoulou, with a commissioned text by Samuel Riviere, 2018; The Emotional Content of the Revolution, a joint show with Kaspar Muller at Westminster Waste, London curated by Jonathan Watts, 2016. He also recently contributed to I Caught A Rat, We Caught Some Air, a collection of commissioned artworks in book format launched at Art Dusseldorf, 2018.

Untitled (Rappe Snuff), 2019
oil on canvas
55.5 x 86 cm
Untitled, 2019
jesmonite, wire and steel
dimensions variable
The Malice of Inanimate Objects, 2019
police helmet, speaker, wire and wax mould
dimensions variable
Orrlando, 2018
oil on canvas
105 x 140 cm
Untitled, 2018
10 x 30 cm

Photography: Damian Griffiths

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