Erik Benjamins

14 April 2024

  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. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. 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.