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Benj Gleeksman: The Land of Milk and Hot Dogs Art Exhibition

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Salem, New York – Rooted in Salem is thrilled to announce the upcoming art exhibition of Benj Gleeksman: The Land of Milk and Hot Dogs. The exhibition will showcase the unique and captivating artwork of Benj Gleeksman, a Saratoga Springs-based graphic design educator, art director, and visual artist.
Gleeksman’s work is inspired by his childhood influences, which include old school rap, skate graphics, video games, comic books, and 80’s rock lyrics. Through his artwork, he explores the relationship between type and image, questioning how they collaborate to support or alter meaning. Gleeksman’s experimentation pushes the boundaries of type’s role, blurring the line between function and form. The resulting artworks often surprise, amuse, and provoke thought.
The Land of Milk and Hot Dogs exhibition delves into the fascinating realm of American pop culture. Gleeksman’s artwork combines beauty and absurdity, inviting viewers to engage in a level of mockery that this culture inherently deserves. Satire and irony serve as the foundation of his artistic expression, as he creates thought-provoking collages, drawings, and paintings that highlight the satire and irony present in everyday life. His works feature a cast of made-up characters and objects, serving as spokespeople for his commentary.
Drawing from his background in both graphic design and fine art, Gleeksman’s practice examines the complex interplay between text and image. He explores how text-based references can change connotation through visual associations, and how they can both collaborate and contradict each other. The result is a body of work that challenges traditional notions of art and invites viewers to question the power of language and imagery. The exhibition will be on display from June 7 through June 30 at Rooted in Salem, located at 196 North Main St. Salem, New York 2865. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Benj Gleeksman and
engage with his artwork in person.

For more information, please contact:
Name: Pearl Cafritz
Title: Founder
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (518) 772-9332

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Rooted In Salem
196 North Main St.
Salem, NY 12865 United States
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