Helm: Ben Fain And Eric Amling



Art Exhibition

Artists: Ben Fain | Eric Amling

For the 7th show in the HELM series artist Ben Fain and writer/artist Eric Amling will present a one-night poetry and film event.

PART 1- Poetry Reading by Eric Amling
Brooklyn based poet Eric Amling will read from his recently published book of poems.

PART 2- Film Screening
Ben Fain will present an outdoor screening of The Doors of Life, a documentary/fiction film centered on the mysterious death of a man found in his car at the bottom of a pond in rural Ohio. It takes the viewer on a journey through a rural community, introducing us to colorful characters, elaborate rumors, and dubious forensics, all the while using parade floats and reenactments to elaborate the ultimately unresolved story of a mans death.
(Run time approximately 40 minutes.)

PART 3- Exhibition in the Main Gallery
Fain's preparatory drawings and studies for the parade floats that are featured in the film will be exhibited inside.

Ben Fain is a filmmaker, sculptor and parade producer. Fain received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (along with the art collective Dos Pestañeos) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. From 2007-2009 he co-operated Alogon Gallery, an independent art space in Chicago.

Eric Amling is the author of the chapbook Legal Pure (Greying Ghost, 2012). His collage art and writing are forthcoming in the publications Fence, Boston Review, and The Editorial Magazine. All work is conducted at the studio, White Jazz, in Brooklyn, NY.