Benjamin Brandes

JUN 04–29, 2024

Monday: 12-6pm
Tuesday—Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: Closed
Venue Info

1895 Venables St.


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Closing Reception with the artist

Wednesday, June 26 from 6-8pm

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Appetizers will be served and the cash bar will be open offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee and snacks.

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Benjamin Brandes is a self-taught visual artist/musician/singer-songwriter based out of Vancouver, BC. 

Lucky to have been a teenager in a band in Windsor during the 90s, my youth was filled with music, mania, anxiety, depression, weird drawings, extreme experimentation and sculpture-making. Those early days, mixed with 8 strangely unforgettable, magical years in the thick of the Montreal music scene (2006 – 2014) continue to feed my creative monster to this day. 

Working with paint revealed itself to me five years ago, in the form of an abandoned canvas, stretched and ready, just leaning against a dumpster. I added my 2 cents (and then some) to the surface and it’s been a thing ever since. Rescued canvas and found surfaces (paper, tabletops, orphaned custom canvases, etc.) have become a safe haven for my darkness and anxiety; a safe place where the crippling waves can mix with my weird, wonderful and complicated past.