A solo exhibition by Benjamin Stoner
Divergence is a solo exhibition exploring the human condition by Melbourne based, New
Zealand artist, Ben Stoner. Through narrative painting, emotional tension between
worlds above and below water are unearthed. Divergence portrays and negotiates
human vulnerabilities and hedonistic desires by reimagining natural worlds, accentuated
by patterns and simple forms. Although informed from a reflection on personal
experiences, the narrative is untethered, allowing the viewer to interpret each painting
against their own realities.
"Through the combination of representational and stylised form, I aim to distort ones
perception to create a new narrative. Reimagining visions of the natural world
as patterns and simple forms. Creating visual movement, and allowing the viewer to
make their own associations. The narrative is untethered, informed by reflection on
past experiences and a desire to create new visual connections." - Ben Stoner
Join us for the opening of Divergence at BSIDE Gallery from 6-9pm Friday 6th
October, proudly supported by Young Henrys and Bacardi Carta Fuego.
Divergence will run from Wednesday 4th October - Sunday 15th October 2017