Erik Benjamins

25 July 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

Alex Reed’s Home Work 2016

Home Work, a commissioned essay for potter and designer, Alex Reed (2016).

The first essay of many to explore a self-defined concept of ‘small-scaled domestic utopias.’ I walked around the term as it manifested in potter, Alex Reed’s, playful, masterfully-made, and functionally-ambiguous exhibition in his live-work walk-up. Afterwards, we worked together to create an informal show catalog, including photographs and my essay, to be used as document, introduction, and contextualizer for Alex’s current and future audience and collectors.

“Erik writes with a remarkable ability to communicate complex, nuanced ideas to the layperson and connoisseur alike. The breadth and depth of his engagement across food, design, and art informs his writing, and if you are smart enough to hire him, your work too. His essay continues to provide texture and context for my work. I treasure his words and outlook.”
— Alex Reed, Potter