“A box store interior can be quite visually aggressive, violent and chaotic.”

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Lane Bennion

“My painting Pole depicts the inside of my local Costco. Costco falls into the lowly ‘big box’ category, considered by many the most mundane form of architecture. The big-box store is a place built for no-nonsense consuming, a place where you get in, buy your stuff, and get out. However, I find this kind of interior anything but mundane. A box store interior can be quite visually aggressive, violent, and chaotic. I am often drawn to busy or chaotic scenes in my still lifes and interiors. Perhaps when there is so much going in a scene, I find that by painting it, I can slow it down and exercise some control over the chaos—or at least hear what it has to say.”