First Thursday: Ben Gin at The Crux 


Contemplate a decade of artist Ben Gin's life.

Contemplate a decade of artist Ben Gin's life.

One of the best ways for an artist to celebrate a birthday is with a retrospective—and that's just what local artist Ben Gin will do to mark turning 30, with a free show at The Crux, 5-9 p.m.

For the show, #WHATIDIDMYTWENYS (that's not a typo), Gin will exhibit 10 years of work, which includes four large oil paintings of Boise's skyline, the largest of which is 6 feet by 4 feet. Gin said he found inspiration for the cityscapes after chartering a helicopter and seeing Boise from a different perspective.

Gin has mixed feelings about his work during the past 10 years.

"I look back and I see a lot of things have improved and a lot of things have stayed the same," he said. "In some ways, I'm proud of where it's come, and others, I'm like, 'Wow, I haven't gone anywhere.'"

Viewers to his Gin's Crux show will experience not only his artwork but his animated videos and electronic music.

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