Ben McLaughlin: Road Trip

June 16 – September 6
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

Ben McLaughlin, Untitled (House), 2014. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary.

Ben McLaughlin, Untitled (House), 2014. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary.

This solo exhibition by British artist Ben McLaughlin features paintings of the overlooked spaces of travel – motels, rest stops, and farms seen from the road – inviting viewers to imagine an American road trip at twilight. McLaughlin’s images are often inspired by old photographs, which his soft, painterly style imbues with a haze of memory. The artist uses scale to alter our perceptions; his small paintings invite the viewer into the crevices of places, while larger canvases seem to monumentalize the mundane. This selection of works transports us through a series of quiet spaces and restless moments.

– Richard Rinehart, Director

Opening Reception
Friday, June 19, 6-8pm
Downtown Gallery

Inspired by the color palette and themes of the exhibition, That Kitchen Witch will provide light bites and refreshments.

Installation views:

Exhibition Guide and Checklist

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Gallery Locations

The Samek Gallery
3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837