PRLog - Jan. 4, 2013 - ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- KNOWLEDGE BENNETT GALLERY is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, H.N.I.C., Head Notable In Charge, Knowledge Bennett's pop interpretation of President Barack Obama. On January 26, 2013, Bennett will unveil a number of large scale mixed media works on canvas and limited edition prints featuring President Barack Obama. These appropriated pop art paintings are contemporary interpretations of Warhol’s Elvis, a series derived from a publicity still of Presley for the 1960 film Flaming Star, in which the singer-actor portrayed a half-white, half-Native American struggling between two cultures.
The Patriot, Acrylic/Spraypaint on Canvas, 64" x 40", 2012
Dictionary.com defines a notable as a noun reserved for a prominent, distinguished, or important person, a definition Bennett feels describes our 44th President, Barack Obama. Bennett, an emerging notable himself, successfully exhibited a number of works from the H.N.I.C. series during Miami Art Basel 2012, a few of which will remain up for a second showing in Miami on January 12, 2013. Bennett brings the exhibition to his hometown just in time for President Obama's second inauguration, a milestone Knowledge Bennett Gallery will commemorate with a private event hosted the night of.
Knowledge Bennett has made a vow "to do everything in his power, to do everything in his power," in the year 2013.This is an assertion that he has already begun to act upon with the new addition of the KB Shop, the official, in-house and on-line destination for art related merchandise. The launch of the boutique, which will coincide with the opening exhibition for H.N.I.C., will offer quality apparel, signed limited edition prints, and other consumer based merchandise, which will also be available through the Knowledge Bennett Gallery website.
H.N.I.C. will open on January 26th, 2013 at the Knowledge Bennett Gallery with an exhibition reception being held the night of from 6:30-9:30 PM. The show will remain up until the end of February. The Knowledge Bennett Gallery is located at 408 Emory St., Asbury Park, NJ 07712. We are open Wed and Thur. from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri. and Sat. 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and all other days by appointment only. -- Tel: 732-898-2393
Knowledge Bennett is an American born emerging gallerist/dealer/