Erik Benjamins

4 August 2020

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Bookends & Good Hugging
  4. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  5. Bottega Louie
  6. Building Block
  7. Butts of Florence
  8. Crying Into the Breadbox
  9. Disintegrating Smeller
  10. Eric Payne
  11. Forgetting the Words
  12. Free Smells
  13. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  14. Jeremy Hunter's Practice of Life
  15. SBCo
  16. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  17. Sitting Suite for Seed
  18. Use All Five
  19. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  20. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  21. 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