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Benjamin Asam Kellogg

Hidden Pathways 

February 10th – March 25th





This exhibition is comprised of a site-specific installation that invites the viewer to bear witness to a balancing act between the material and the spiritual.

In his work, Kellogg applies the logic and vernacular of the semiotician, following tenuous but poetic connections between the entertainment industry, religious or occult institutions, and political organizations. Whether or not a particular connection can be proven is secondary to the kernel of truth that lies in the impulse to seek it. At the heart of this practice is a longing, or a prayer, for an essential truth that may never be told. This is his second exhibition at Murmurs.
Benjamin Asam Kellogg (b. 1991 in Long Island, NY) attended The Cooper Union. His work draws from the architectural and symbolic history of an elite and secretive class, borrowing from the crests, engravings, and cryptic ornamentation of facades.

Recent solo & duo exhibitions include die Schlange unter der Blume at Bistro 21, Leipzig DE (2021); House of Hours at Murmurs, Los Angeles (2020); The Prophecy Club at MX Gallery, New York (2019); The Window of the Breath Which Lets in the Divine w/ Brigid Moore at Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2018); THE PERFECT STORM at Société, Berlin DE (2016); Afterlife Are Belong To Me w/ Bunny Rogers at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2014); Kiss The Ring at Macie Gransion Gallery, New York (2014); and Pathways to Cineland at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2013). Selected group exhibitions include A la Recherche de Toujours at Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris FR (2021); Tokas Project Vol. 3 at TOKAS Hongo, Tokyo JP (2020); The Struggle for Change at Murmurs, Los Angeles (2020); I'll see you in the ether curated by Jonny Negron at Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles (2019); When I was a child... at MX Gallery, New York (2018); Desert Pour Toujours at Collection Libéréé in the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas NV (2018); and August and Everything After at Plymouth Rock, Zurich SUI (2018). Kellogg lives and works in New York.Benjamin Asam Kellogg (b. 1991 in Long Island, NY) attended The Cooper Union. His work draws from the architectural and symbolic history of an elite and secretive class, borrowing from the crests, engravings, and cryptic ornamentation of facades.

Recent solo & duo exhibitions include die Schlange unter der Blume at Bistro 21, Leipzig DE (2021); House of Hours at Murmurs, Los Angeles (2020); The Prophecy Club at MX Gallery, New York (2019); The Window of the Breath Which Lets in the Divine w/ Brigid Moore at Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York (2018); THE PERFECT STORM at Société, Berlin DE (2016); Afterlife Are Belong To Me w/ Bunny Rogers at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2014); Kiss The Ring at Macie Gransion Gallery, New York (2014); and Pathways to Cineland at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin DE (2013). Selected group exhibitions include A la Recherche de Toujours at Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris FR (2021); Tokas Project Vol. 3 at TOKAS Hongo, Tokyo JP (2020); The Struggle for Change at Murmurs, Los Angeles (2020); I'll see you in the ether curated by Jonny Negron at Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles (2019); When I was a child... at MX Gallery, New York (2018); Desert Pour Toujours at Collection Libéréé in the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas NV (2018); and August and Everything After at Plymouth Rock, Zurich SUI (2018). Kellogg lives and works in New York.



Punishment/Reward Gateways, 2023

Venetian plaster, enamel paint, wood, plexiglass, electric fire parts
18” w x 96” h x 3” d each



Carpet of Morality, 2023
Acrylic paint on wood, travertine, 18k gold leaf
144 w x 144 h x 0.75 d inches






Bridge Mark, 2023
Emerald quartzite, gold leaf
14 w x 26 h x 1 d inches


Water Sigil, 2023
Emerald quartzite, gold leaf
14 w x 26 h x 1 d inches



Installation View



Eastern Gate, 2023
Acrylic paint on canvas
48 x 84 inches


Expulsion of the Deceiver, 2023
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches


Nature’s Burden, 2023
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches


Adoration of the Enlightened, 2023
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches



The Source Beyond the Outskirts, 2023
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches


Offerings of the red fox, 2020
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches


Temple of water and fire, 2020
Ink and color pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches



Spiritus anima, 2020
Ink and color pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches


Lambs of passage, 2020
Ink and color pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches



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