David Benjamin Sherry
Artist David Benjamin Sherry has four pieces featured at Meet on Madison:
- Winter Storm; Sequoia National Park, CA.
- Two Intertwined Cottonwood Trees; Bears Ears National Monument, UT.
- Moon Over Gold Butte; Gold Butte National Park, NV.
- Muley Point 1; Bears Ears National Monument, UT
The vibrant colors bring energy, life, and a reason to consider more into the space.
Sherry was born in Stony Brook, NY in 1981 and now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Photography from Yale University.
Sherry has had installations exhibited at MoMA PS1 in New York, the Aspen Art Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, the Saatchi Gallery in London, LACMA in California, and the International Center for Photography in NYC. Additionally, he has permanent collections all over the United States and world including the famed Whitney Museum of American Art (NY).
Sherry’s “Bigger Picture”
The pieces selected to be displayed at Meet on Madison are from his American Monuments collection. The New York Times quoted “David Benjamin Sherry’s photographs of the American West remind us why nature is worth preserving.” In this collection, Sherry chose to depict National Monuments that were protected by the federal government but have faced cuts by the last administration. Sherry’s work helps to highlight “the looming threat of privatization despite how easy it is to assume the things we love will always be there.”
Sherry stated “I aim to revivify and radicalize American landscape photography to both celebrate and challenge the traditions of the past…” Sherry uses his signature colored images to showcase the spirit and value of the United States’ threatened system of national monuments. Through his work, the beauty and unique landscape of the American West shine through but it also sheds light on the bigger issues ahead for this beautiful land.
To learn more about the art collection at Meet Hospitality’s New York City locations, visit Meet the Art.