James Kalm video blogs a visit to the recent exhibition Ben La Rocco: Fugue State at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn.
Kalm writes that "La Rocco directs his painterly investigation into a realm of physics and astronomy as graphic representations. Transcribing concepts like the relationship between the scale of humanity and planetary bodies like the sun, these paintings evoke a poetic interpretation of mans relation to the cosmos. Working on a horizontal format of wooden planks, many of these pieces read like a symbolic diagram of human versus astronomical perceptions spread on a horizontal plane." La Rocco also discussed the exhibition in a recent interview with Thomas Micchelli.