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Eric Legris

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Sicelidas Rick, oil or inkjet on canvas, 2 both 36"x46"
Posidippus T La Rock, oil or inkjet on canvas, 2 both 36"x46"
Callimachus Zev Love X, oil or inkjet on canvas, 2 both 36"x46"
Anyte Roxanne Shanté, oil or inkjet on canvas, 2 both 36"x46"
Philodemus The Egyptian Lover, oil or inkjet on canvas, 2 both 36"x46"
Artist's Statement

//I submit to you a series of paired paintings. The first painting in each pair are cropped and stretched sections of once larger oil paintings. The second painting is a photographic versions of the first, printed on canvas with their colors inverted. //The painter, Stanley Whitney, once described the discovery that "color was enough" as a pivotal moment in his career. The palette of my "original" paintings are comparable to Marsden Hartley and Per Kirkeby. I love these painters and their deep, lurid colors. //The compliment to the "original" paintings are their inverted printed siblings. They appear more like friendly watercolors than serious oil painting. Pairing the two versions of each painting highlights a flexible mutation. //Classics adjunct professor and rapper, Nathan "Sir Kn8" Ogelsby, has generously titled these "rhyming" works with names that conjoin Hellenistic Greek epigrammatists with early Hip Hop stars..


b. 1981 in Lubec, Maine.
Lives and works in Queens, NY.

2011 M.F.A., Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2003 B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Autonomy Exchange Archive, West Den Haag, The Netherlands
Rainbows Have Nothing To Hide, Gallleryy, Brooklyn, NY
Gutai: Splendid Playground, Gutai Card Box Project, S. R. Guggenheim Museum
The Museum of Commerce, La Mama Gallery, N.Y., NY
Can’t Stop the Rock Lobster, Shoot the Lobster, N.Y., NY
Unblinking Eye, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin
Fruit and Vegetable Stand, curated by Paul Branca, Long Island City, NY
Eric Legris: Jellyfish, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin
Penultimate, Shalter Gallery, Berlin
New American Values, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
It's Not The Sandwich We Enjoy It's The Pickle, The Objectiv Gallery, Prague
Marc LeBlanc Presents..., Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin