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gallery neptune & brown Presents Ben Tolman Weltschmerz

Ben Tolman, Entrance, 2016, ink and gouache on paper, 15”x21”. Courtesy of gallery neptune & brown.

Ben Tolman, Entrance, 2016, ink and gouache on paper, 15”x21”. Courtesy of gallery neptune & brown.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28 from 5pm to 7pm

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Ben Tolman‘s first one person exhibition with gallery neptune & brown will showcase his most recent drawings in ink and gouache on paper. Tolman studied at the Corcoran and American University, and has been exhibiting drawings in the Washington area since 2005. He most recently traveled to Bosnia and Germany for extended periods expanding his influences and exposure to the world at large. His work continues to explore cities with the people and imagery that reflect their social, political, and environmental circumstances.

Weltschmerz, translates from German to world pain. This overwhelming feeling is one that currently affects much of the United States and the world. In the tradition of Hieronymus Bosch and M.C. Escher, Tolman delves in to the fantastic imagery of impossible chaos. These compositions, almost dream-like, are absurd with grains of emotional helplessness controlled only by order. With expert technique and a passion for social consciousness, Tolman continues to fascinate and engage his viewers.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

gallery neptune & brown is located at 1530 14th Street NW. For more information, visit www.neptunefineart.com or call 202.986.1200.