Bruno David presents Hours of forever, an exhibition of recent work by Ben Brough. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. In concurrence with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish an exhibition catalog of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.
Hours of Forever is a collection of paintings and works on paper made during a turbulent moment in time illustrating calamity capsized during rough seas catapulted to an old found beauty inspired by a wide range of guidance from the voice and lyrics of songs, the over spray of paint resembling the dust from the long, lonely road and imagery borrowed from the great American west.
Featuring a sweeping cast of musicians, pin up beauties, Mexican maidens and the ghosts of muses whose voice and stature give a sense of comfort, pleasure and a dash of toughness to carry themselves to gaze back at the viewer and force to see the person within. In his text about this series, the artist said: “The image and language of a song can relieve an era.”
Ben Brough was born in California and raised in Hawaii. He lives and works in Los Angeles.