Eric Dever

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Artwork
Grayscale Nos 1-28, oil on canvas, linen, and burlap, 20x20" each, 2010
Titanium and Zinc White, oil on canvas, linen, and burlap, 20 x 20 inches, 2009
Titanium and Zinc White, oil on canvas, linen, and burlap, 20 x 20 inches, 2009
LUC XIX, oil on burlap 36 x 36 inches 2010
LUC XXI, oil on burlap 36 x 36 inches 2010
Eric
Dever
Artist's Statement

Painting itself is the subject of my work. I have been working on square supports of canvas, linen, and burlap, some are prepared with clear size, others gessoed; each mode informs paint application, absorbency and viscosity. Following about 3 of Titanium and Zinc White, I added Ivory Black to the mix, and have been moving through a grayscale which usually spans a given format. More recently, I have been making concentric circles with a painting knife that radiate nearly to the edge of the square supports. The circle format and its personality of opposing tensions has interested artists throughout the 20th C. Paint applied in alternating directions, suggests movement, or rotation. Expanding grayscales moving from dark to light create subtle illusions, depth and space, bands vibrate gently between tints. Presented together, each painting, each installation is part of a continuum.

Bio/Resume

Solo
2010 Ivory Black Grayscale, Sara Nightingale Gallery, New York, NY
2009 White Paintings, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
2007 Warp and Woof, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Red Dot Fair, New York, NY
2005 Perennial Histories, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
Group
2010 Discography, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
2009 Fountain Art Fair, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Miami, FL
Something About Nothing, Ohio State Univ., Marion, OH
2004-08 Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY
2007 Sleight of Hand, Grand Valley State Univ., Grand Rapids, MI
Publications: Karabenick, Julie. Geoform: art forum, 28 Jun’10.
MINUS SPACE reductive art. Eric Dever: White Paintings 2007-9, 24 Jun'09
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Culture Now, No30. Sep’03
Education: NYU, Painting, MA 1988; CLU, History, BA 1984