Benjamin pritchard
Ben La rocco

The Time Circle

October 10th, 2019 — October 27th, 2019
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12pm-6pm

SFA Projects Chelsea: 526 West 26th Street, #710, New York, NY 10001

SFA Projects is proud to present The Time Circle, a two-person exhibition of paintings by Benjamin Pritchard and Ben La Rocco, opening on October 10th, 2019 and on view through October 27th, 2019. The exhibition will be held in our Chelsea location, and represents an ongoing dialogue between the two longtime friends.

Benjamin Pritchard
Ben La Rocco

Like a bird circling upon updrafts, the ideas and sentiments keep returning….the paintings themselves, like the birds, are talking to you.. speaking their quiet language, beckoning our minds to simply pay attention and expand into the space they are inviting us to see. I’m always saying to myself ‘the painting is the teacher,’ and as slogans go it’s ok…but like most slogans, far easier to say than follow. Luckily we have our compadres to keep us honest and of right mind in these strange times.

-Benjamin Pritchard

The time circle and the space circle are the same circle seen in two of its aspects. Painting relates the two aspects in an illusion that evokes reality, ‘a lie that tells the truth.’

-Benjamin La Rocco

Benjamin Pritchard was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He attended the New York Studio School and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. After graduation in 2009, and spending a few years based in Southwark, London, he relocated back to Brooklyn in 2011 where he has continued living and developing a painting language based upon an inquiry into the self and the world. Pritchard has exhibited extensively internationally and throughout the United States.

Benjamin La Rocco is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. He has been the recipient of a Marie Walsh Sharpe artist residency (2005-6) and the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award for Painting from The National Academy of Design Museum. In 2011 he received a residency at the Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin. La Rocco has been a visiting professor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and at Purchase College. He has lectured and been a visiting critic at Rutgers University, Montclair University, Hunter, PS1 and the National Academy Museum. He currently teaches in the fine art department at Pratt Institute. He was a contributing writer and editor at large for the Brooklyn Rail and is a contributing writer at Hyperallergic. He is co-curator of Paintings in Trees, an exhibition in and for The People’s Garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. La Rocco is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, and has exhibited at Slag Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.