Delights Of The Garden: Opening Reception

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Delights Of The Garden: Opening Reception
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Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present Delights of the Garden, a project by Ben Hall, Jason Murphy, and Andrew Mehall, in which the artists look at the garish symbology and cult of personality during the Viet Nam war and what are its analogues in today’s geopolitical posturing but also in the formal responses of artists under the shadow of war, refugee crises, and impending climatological fracture. Delights of the Garden is a visual representation of the 1977 Last Poets album of the same name, taking key elements of their description of resistance, djinns, and nuclear annihilation.
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The exhibition is on view March 11 through April 8.


Ben Hall, b. 1977, Detroit, studied mediation and conflict resolution at Bennington College where he studied with composer Milford Graves. His work has been presented by NADA at Lincoln Center and he was 2014 Kresge Fellow in music.

Jason Murphy, b. 1976, Detroit, was a graduate fellow in printmaking at Columbia University. His work focuses on color and symbology and he founded the online resource which identifies 7,000 colors and counting.

Andrew Mehall, b. 1986, Southfield, is the director of Young World gallery in Detroit where he presented Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lan Tuazon, and Danny Titiriga. He is the former director of WAKE Gallery in Redford where he presented Alex Da Corte and Brad Troemel.
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By: Simone DeSousa Gallery