Francisco Benitez: Tempus Temporis
2005, oil on canvas
Phil Space, 1410 Second St., 505-983-7945 Francisco Benitez draws on the compositional styles and imagery of classical painting to reveal a contemporary vision. In his works, he examines the contrast between societal ideals of beauty and class and the harsh realities of social failures and urban blight. Benitez is a recipient of a 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award. His exhibition Aristocrats Among Industrial Ruins opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Nov. 11.