The Sea Cook

11 Mar — 22 Apr 2017 at Alexander and Bonin Gallery in New York, United States

The Sea Cook, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin
The Sea Cook, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin
23 MAR 2017

Alexander and Bonin is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibitions of works by Matthew Benedict on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

On the lower level of the gallery, a new body of work by Matthew Benedict will be on view. The exhibition takes its title from a new painting, The Sea Cook (2017), based on a historical photograph of the crew of the USS Monitor, an iron-hulled steamship built at Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn during the Civil War.

The exhibition will also include works on paper relating to the Monitor and other nautical scenes. Benedict paints in a graphic style reminiscent of early 20th century adventure story illustration and employs trompe-l’oeil techniques. He has lived and worked in Greenpoint for nearly thirty years and has created bodies of work based on mythology, great works of literature, history, and the metaphysical.