Kelsey Bennett Captures Visions of Half-Sleep

01.08.10 Will Sherman

Artist Kelsey Bennett opens an exhibition of “contemporary daydreams” next week at Christopher Henry Gallery. Contemplating gender, sexuality and identity issues, the New York-based photographer creates vibrant, surrealistic images.Benett’s solo show “Hypnagogia” is fittingly named after the pre-sleep consciousness when one might see these scenes: a boy bemoaning his bowl of eyeballs, a balding Easter Bunny and rotten apples, spiked with nails.

“Hypnagogia,” January 14 – February 7, Christopher Henry gallery, 127 Elizabeth Street