December 1, 2017
Benjamin Schmitt's new body of work Celestial Abstractions is out of this world.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Painter Benjamin Schmitt’s new body of work “Celestial Abstractions” is out of this world. Las Vegas, NV – November 30th 2017- January 27, 2018 Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery presents Benjamin Schmitt’s new body of work, paintings inspired by organic forms in nature from both micro and macro levels. In “Celestial Abstractions” Schmitt uses a primarily blue and red palette, in layered patterns, working in acrylic and enamel on board as well as paper. Few brush strokes are in evidence, although there is a subtle topography to the works reflecting the many layers of paint. Cellular structures, topographical maps, and land formations shot from an airplane window are all referenced. The 12 works being exhibited range from 12x12” to 3x9” and include a large triptych, a diptych, and a cluster of five 12 x 12” works. Benjamin uses his iPhone camera for his source material. He says that it’s like having a photographic memory. The images are always close at hand when inspiration strikes and in Benjamin’s case it tends to be in the early morning hours. Benjamin tries to dedicate at least 4 hours a night on his craft. He says his approach to painting is process-based abstraction and that he welcomes happy accidents. Schmitt says that is is as if the paintings paint themselves: “All I have to do is be present and listen to what they have to say.” Benjamin Schmitt is one of a number of accomplished contemporary artists who show at Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery, which offers well-curated fine art that is both compelling and attractive.  The Gallery presents solo and small group exhibitions in a range of media and subject matter, including painting, sculpture, mixed media and collage, fiber, and ceramics. Exhibits are rotated every 2-3 months. Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery/Studio 1025 South Main St. #155 Las Vegas, NV 89101 719-371-5640 Contact: Priscilla Fowler ###

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