Blind Date: Neil Bender and Jen Ray
Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries, Fort Meyers, FL

Neil Bender (Tampa, FL) and Jen Ray (New York, NY) meet for the first time in Fort Myers, Florida with unscripted results. Rebels at heart, each artist has created unique visual worlds through painting and installation. Ray’s warrior women occupy floating islands, fighting off unwanted intruders, while Bender’s ambiguous figures evoke mischief and pleasure. As the conversation continues between the two artists, questions surrounding motivation and inspiration are revealed.

 

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