Eric Erickson: PAINTINGS

November 29 – December 29, 2019

Reception: Saturday, December 7, 4 – 6 PM


Artist Q&A: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3 PM


Most of these paintings are from a series entitled Diagrams, which was partly inspired a couple of years ago as I was trying to decipher an assembly diagram for some piece of equipment that seemed to be lacking some essential information: the visuals did not always match up to the written instructions.

Among other confusing details, one was that 5 table legs were provided, where one may reasonably expect to find 4. Further, some of the instructions labelled as ‘ Important’ referred to photos that were very murky due to their method of reproduction.

This lead me to think of imaginary diagrams that are free from any obvious utilitarian function.

Another inspiration has been Phillip Guston’s “late” paintings from ca 1970’s – 1980’s.

My process involves many revisions. Things are painted out and back in again; sometimes are abandoned and then revisited, leaving the ghosts of the past.

2019 Solo Show Artists were juried by Anastasia James Associate Curator at the Lucas Museum of Art and Former Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz.

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