March 29, 6:30 pm
Art & Basketball meets Culture
Rod Benson spent twelve years as a professional basketball player before retiring to become a full-time fine artist. After an incident of police brutality, Benson had his first solo show, NEON BLACK with the idea that dark is vibrant, not dangerous. He challenged the idea of “blackness” by presenting images with only neon colors. With OFF BLACK, he explores colors and textures that represent the societal expectations of the Black community and the courage, anxiety, and depression that comes with creating despite those expectations.
Check out Rod Benson’s works and more at rodbensonart.com.