Erik Benjamins

29 September 2022

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. Show All

Happiness for Art21 Magazine 2015

Pupsie Cola and One Hundred Thousand Glowing Beacons, a commissioned essay for Art21 Magazine (2015).

It was only a few weeks after returning from an artist residency in Santa Fe when friend and arts writer, Alicia Eler, reached out with a proposal. She had been invited by Art21 Magazine to guest edit an issue themed around Happiness. Still reverberating in the warm glow of the Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, I contributed an impressionistic piece that explored the symptoms and possibilities for the visitor that vibrate within a folk art collection like no other.