In the gallery’s newly renovated Project Space, Robert Erickson will present a selection of works from his sublime painting series that incorporates ink suspended in polyester stretched over frames of reclaimed wood. This work was developed out of an exercise which evolved by way of extracting and re-purposing various materials used in Erickson’s day job as a screen printer. The artist has found that staring at these shop materials in concert with the perpetual movements of the machines results in a trance-like state. Erickson states that this deepened sense of scrutiny has permitted an access point to exploring painting as both process and object. The resulting works are ethereal and contemplative, suffused with an almost hypnotic radiance.
Robert Erickson was born in 1972 in Newark, Delaware. He has exhibited throughout the United States over the last 20 years. Recent group exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art – Tucson, Arizona; 57w57Arts, New York, NY; Dropped Frames - curated by JPW3, Elk Gallery, New York, NY; Accident Blackspot- curated by Jim Lee, Freight & Volume, New York, NY; Accident Blackspot, Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin, Germany; The Lurking Hole Gallery, Nottingham, UK. Robert received a BFA from the University of Delaware in 1997 and he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.