Erik Benjamins

18 August 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

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