Forward walking boy on the edge where the sand meets the shore (from DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX)
Silk organza, cotton handkerchief and tulle
257 x 470 x 303 cm / 101 1/8 x 185 x 119 1/4 in
Eric N. Mack
Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia MD; lives and works in New York NY) refers to himself as a painter, yet his works rarely observe the medium’s traditional canvas-to-stretcher format. His use of color, form and material as elements in a compositional lexicon situate the origin of his practice in the investigation of painting in an expanded field, using stained or dyed fabrics as his principal medium.
In April 2021, Mack was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale FL (2021); Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2019); The Power Station, Dallas TX (2019); Brooklyn Museum, New York NY (2019); and Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (2018).
On View in New York
Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ is on view until 2 Apr 2022.
Eric N. Mack in his South Bronx Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Rika Magazine. Photo: Charlie Engman