Austin Eddy

Austin Eddy’s work thrives on contradiction. Figurative elements fold into nocturnal landscapes, buildings become isolated portraits in claustrophobic spaces, floating clouds turn bulbous finger—simultaneously portrait, still-life and landscape. Similarly, Eddy’s brightly painted sculptures ride a line between bust and building, object and subject. Undulating between these artistic tropes, Mr. Eddy’s work references modernist tendencies both formally and conceptually.

 

Austin Eddy earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Exhibiting internationally, his solo shows since 2012 include Launch F-18 Gallery, New York, NY; Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Christian Berst, New York, NY; Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK; The Horticultural Society, New York, NY; the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY; Important Projects, Oakland, CA; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX and most recently Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY. He participated in group shows, including The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Museum Of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA; The New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH; Adams And Ollman, Portland, OR; Coburn Projects, London, UK; Brand New Gallery; Milan, IT; Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, SE; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DK; as well as a two-person exhibition at Denny Gallery in New York, NY. 

Austin Eddy; Flying-Fingers, City-Scape (Midnight Moonlight), 2016-2017; oil stick on paper on canvas; 58 x 40 in
Austin Eddy; Flying Fingers, City-Face Warm Rose Moon), 2016 - 2017; oil stick on paper on canvas; 92 x 72 in
Austin Eddy; Flying Fingers, City-Face (Burnt Sienna Moon Cookie), 2016 - 2017; oil stick on paper on canvas
Austin Eddy; Flying Fingers, City-Face (Yellow Silver), 2017; oil pastel on paper on canvas; 60 x 40 in
Austin Eddy; Garmonbozia (composition in blue), 2017; gravel, acrylic, oil stick, resin, rope, enamel, oil, wood, stickers, puffy paint on paper; 20 x 26 in
Austin Eddy; Garmonbozia (composition in black), 2017; glitter, glue, wood, rope, metal, beads, popsicle sticks, oil, acrylic, crayon on paper; 20 x 26 in
Austin Eddy; Flying Fingers, City-Face (Green/Maroon), 2017; oil pastel on paper in artist frame; 20 7/8 x 17 in
Austin Eddy; Flying Fingers, City-Face (Rainbow Black), 2017; oil pastel on paper in artist frame;  20 7/8 x 17 in
Austin Eddy; City-Face (Red, Yellow, Green); 2016; foam, plaster, resin, wood, cardboard, enamel, lightbulbs; 27 x 24 x 11 in
Austin Eddy; City-Face (Lost Natick Mall); 2016; foam, plaster, resin, wood, cardboard, enamel, lightbulbs, rope, pins; 30 x 24 x 11 in
Austin Eddy; City-Face (Snake Oil Snake); 2016 - 2017; foam, plaster, resin, wood, cardboard, enamel, lightbulbs, fringe, rope; 30 x 24 x 11 in
Austin Eddy; City-Face (Time Old Face); 2016; foam, plaster, resin, wood, cardboard, enamel, lightbulbs; 30 x 24 x 11 in