Studio@620 The Studio@620

The Isolation of Intimacy

Paintings by Ben Hamburger

The Studio@620 presents “The Isolation of Intimacy”, an exhibition of recent work by emerging painter Ben Hamburger.  Hamburger is an oil painter whose work revolves around the human form while indulging in various textures and work surfaces.  His work is concerned with revealing energy within his subjects through vigorous brushstrokes and capturing the form in vibrant intensity.  This painting installation portrays the mysterious, often contradictory, intricacy of our being.  On display January 18-February 8 with public receptions on January 20 and February 4.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception January 20, 2011 6:00-9:00 PM

Closing Reception February 4, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Closing Reception will feature live music by the Will Scecina Group:

Will Scecina - Guitar, Compositions, Arrangements
Jim Morey - Trumpet
Anne Van Atta - Upright Bass
Experimental Jazz Fusion

Exhibit on display during gallery hours, Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-4 PM

About the artist:

Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of D.C., Hamburger moved to St. Petersburg in 2006 to attend Eckerd College. In 2008, Hamburger moved to Perugia, Italy to study art history and advance his painting skills at the Umbra Institute of Perugia before returning to Eckerd where he graduated with honors receiving a B.A. in visual arts. Hamburger has become an integral part of the arts community in St. Petersburg, participating in various group exhibitions in town as well as instructing painting classes at a local studio.

Previous Exhibitions:

•           2010 Find Your Center, Group Exhibition, Zen Glass, St. Petersburg, FL

•           2010 Moi: An Exhibition of Self Portraits, Group Exhibition, Artful Living, St. Petersburg, FL

•           2010 Transcendence: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Elliott Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

•           2009 & 2010 Group exhibitions at Art Pool Gallery & Vintage Boutique, St. Petersburg, FL

•           2009 Holiday Art Show, Zen Glass Studios, St. Petersburg, FL

•           2009 The Blueberry Patch, one person exhibition, Gulfport, FL

•           2008 The Umbra Institute Group Exhibition, Perugia, Italy


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