Needles + Pens Presents:
Ill with the Thrill of the Chase
New works by
David Benzler
on display June 1st, 2007 through June 24th 2007




David Benzler and Mariah

Left: "This Must be the Place" (latex on canvas)
Right: "Living Corner of Studio at 520 Hampshire Street" (installation)


"Living Corner of Studio at 520 Hampshire Street"

"Untitled"
(painted boxes in corner, latex on panel)


David Benzler and Andrew McKinley of Adobe Books

"This Must be the Place"
(latex on canvas diptych).



Watercolor portraits on the back of record covers


Geoff Allen next to his portrait

"Global Warming is Real" (mixed media on canvas)

"Living Corner of Studio at 520 Hampshire Street"

Kyle Ranson next to his portrait

"Where Did You Get that Smile"
(watercolor drawings on paper)


"Where Did You Get that Smile"
watercolor drawings on paper)


"Where Did You Get that Smile"
(watercolor drawings on paper)


Wiley under his portrait

"Rain or Shine"
(small frame on panel)


Randy next to his portrait


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All Art from this show is available for purchase,
contact needlesandpens@hotmail.com for any inquiries.
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*Also, 31 copies of a zine entitled Ill With The Thrill of the Chase
and 45 Where'd You Get that Smile artist t-shirts were created by David Benzler
and released in conjunction with this exhibition - both are available while supplies last.


Artist's background information:
David Benzler is a multi-faceted artist who is, and has been, extremely active in San Francisco's thriving Mission District art scene. Over the last 10 years Benzler has shown work at notable local galleries such as, Mimi Barr, Adobe Books, Triple Base, Low, Clarion Alley, and in HOT + COLD zine. He's curated and instigated art shows like the To do List @ N+P and the the infamous "14th Street Freakout.." In addition, he ran the now defunct Woodward Flats Gallery and Print Shop with partner Jonathon Runcio.
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