Greg Curtis Ben White
paperback, full color
Dimensions: 6.14” x 9.21” x 0.25”, 74 pages
The book Refuse Prize by artists Ben White and Greg Curtis compiles the documentation of their collaborative multiple painting project of the same name. The seventy-one 2'x3' paintings were originally exhibited as a haphazard pile in the corner of Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles in 2013 and then, in 2014, as a wall grid for the Phoebe Conley Gallery at CSU Fresno. Each individual painting was photographed by Michael Underwood and serves as the final and complete iteration of the project.
Greg Curtis’ works in photography, video, installation and sound have been exhibited at The Institute of Jamais Vu, Weekend, Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Elephant, Cirrus Gallery, Land of Tomorrow, Dan Graham, Blythe Projects, and Fellows of Contemporary Art, among others. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2007, and lives and works in Los Angeles. See more of Curtis' work at his site.
Ben White's work and curatorial design have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues such as Blythe Projects, The Torrance Art Museum, Sea and Space Explorations, Monte Vista, and many others. White received his MFA from CalArts in 2003 and was the a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for 2011-2012. He co-produces and hosts the art and culture show "The People" on KCHUNG radio 1630AM, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. See more of White's work at his site.