6 - 9pm, Wednesday 6th Oct
Paul Benney - Night Paintings
“The sombre richness of Benney’s aesthetic is at its strongest throughout what he terms his ‘Night Paintings’, a perhaps deliberate reference to the ‘Night Watch’ by Rembrandt whose dark tonal burr likewise captures an intimate sense of nocturnal mystery and magic.
Rembrandt is an obvious point of comparison to Benney, whether in their mutual skill and worldly success as portraitists or in their compensatory lure towards the shadow and the very dark itself.”
- Adrian Dannat