Down in the Blanket
SOLO EXHIBITION BY AUSTIN EDDY (USA)
Opening: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: 14 February thru 22 March, 2014
Address: Palægade 5, DK-1261 Copenhagen Tel: +45 36160325
Tuesday – Friday: 12-5 p.m. Saturday: 12 – 3 p.m.
Down in the Blanket tells the universally human story of loneliness and longing. Austin Eddy explores the realness of life through his varied use of mark making and paint handling.Eddy uses raw canvas for his paintings to somewhat mimic the rawness of feelings such as heartache and yearning. By limiting his palette to solely black and white, Eddy reveals ways we embrace people,
situations and actions in order to hang on for dear life. Possibly, these emotions are as simple as black and white; however, the paint handling suggests even the most simple can be complex. His absence of color and sophisticated use of the grey scale are effective tools for revealing the aching sadness of living.
The immediacy of his process lends a strong emotional resonance to these darkly optimistic images.
Austin Eddy (b. 1986) received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2012 & 2013 Austin Eddy showed at galleries in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and Copenhagen. His latest solo in 2013 was at Roberto Paradise Gallery in Puerto Rico.