Memory of Place: Jim Bensman: Artist's Reception

700 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 5-8pm

Jim Bensman has an instinctive gift for capturing the essence of a place at a given moment in time. Like visual meditations, they hold steady what could best be described as the 'now' for us to contemplate and embrace. The calm and natural atmosphere of his works, whatever the subject, have a sense of intense familiarity and generosity which openly welcome and envelope their audience rather than arouse and distance the viewer. 
In Memory of Place, Jim Bensman has boldly taken his landscapes to a larger scale. The effect of these more sizable paintings infused with his tranquil style begets works one wants to happily get lost in.

It's our pleasure to present a selection of new paintings from Jim Bensman in his latest solo show, 'Memory of Place' in our annex gallery space. Join us on Saturday, October 8th from 5-8pm to meet this talented artist, savor gourmet tacos from Dos Raciez and move your body to live music by Tomas Enguidanos and friends.