Ben Williamson | Memory Loss

Ben Williamson’s paintings gauge the complexities of contemporary life. In this series, his work compound memories, trauma, loss and hope. They are his response to the saturated, and often strange, world we live in.

Ben Williamson lives and works in Montréal. He has studied at Capilano College in North Vancouver, Concordia University, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he received his MFA in painting in 2010. Ben has shown his work nationally and internationally, and is a co-founder of Les Expositions Ymuno in the Belgo Building.

The Exhibition “Memory Loss” began with a box filled with thousands of travel photographs that Ben found on the street:  one couple’s lifetime of photographs left to the elements. Which memories are kept, and which are lost? Ben’s series looks at those images which compound on his own memories, funny little remembrances, and the loss of history in the process of moving, growing old, or suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Les peintures de Ben Williamson mesurent la complexité de la vie contemporaine. La série est composée de souvenirs, de traumatismes, de perte et d’espoir. Ils sont sa réponse au monde saturé et souvent étrange où nous vivons. L’exposition « Perte de mémoire » a commencé avec une boîte remplie de milliers des photos de voyage que Ben a trouvée dans la rue. La durée de vie d’un couple, leurs photographies laissé aux éléments. Quels souvenirs sont conservés, et lesquels sont perdus ? La série aborde ces images et compose ses propres souvenirs, petits souvenirs amusants, et la perte de l’histoire dans le processus de déplacement, devenir plus en plus vieux, ou souffrant de la maladie d’Alzheimer.

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Exhibition July 2 – July 30 2016

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