curios: drawings by Benjamin Davis Brockman
505 1st Avenue Northeast
Dates: August 17-October 15. Opening Reception: Friday, August 24th 6 - 8:30pm Gallery Hours: Monday 7:30AM–7PM Tuesday 10AM–7PM Wednesday 7:30AM–7PM Thursday 10AM–7PM Friday 7:30AM–2PM About the Show: Benjamin Davis Brockman’s meticulously rendered floral drawings and overgrown landscapes depict a time and place devoid of human constructs, where life retains but vague muscle memories of our consciousness. These selected works embody detailed depictions of surreal natural life, spanning 5 years of experience working as a mental health professional, and reflect Brockmans own path of recovery. About the Artist: Benjamin Brockman is a Minneapolis based artist and mental health worker. Since earning his Master’s degree in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota in 2012, he has been actively involved in the Twin Cities art community.While maintaining a rigorous studio practice, he has served in a variety of roles in the mental health field, currently working as a Peer Support Specialist helping homeless, addicted or transitioning community members with mental illness. Brockman’s artwork reflects his passion for mental health in tandem with the healing power of art. He lives in the Prospect Park neighborhood with his partner Sophie and daughter Poppy. About the Gallery: Ambiente Gallerie is an environment for optimal health. Our mission is to improve the lives of all those we connect with in the community. This is accomplished through our passion to improve health through natural, prevention based care. We emphasize quality, service, reliability, and a super fun and engaging environment. The atmosphere is upbeat, interesting, stimulating, and is meant to elicit excitement for what is possible.