Austin Eddy &
Pink Moon, River Walk
August 3 – September 1, 2019
Austin Eddy earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Since 2009 he has been exhibiting nationally and internationally. His solo shows since 2012 include a two-person exhibition at Denny Gallery in New York, New York, Launch F-18 Gallery, New York, New York; Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Christian Berst, New York, New York; Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Horticultural Society, New York, New York; The University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky; Important Projects, Oakland, California; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Half Gallery, New York, New York; and most recently, SoCo Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina.
He has participated in group shows, including The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Museum Of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia; The New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; Adams And Ollman, Portland, Oregon; Coburn Projects, London, United Kindgom; Brand New Gallery; Milan, Italy; Galleri Thomassen, Goteborg, Sweden; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark; MOCAD, Detroit MI.
The ceramics and drawings of Sylvia Fragoso exude a vitality, sincerity and reverence that reflect the deep care that went into their creation, and the many years that the artist has single-mindedly dedicated to her craft.
Sylvia started making art in her early twenties after joining NIAD, a progressive art studio for artists with disabilities. Over the last thirty years she has produced hundreds of clay sculptures: spiritually-inspired monuments that possess a humble beauty and strange power; mysterious clusters with crucifixes atop them that testify to her devout Catholicism, and crumbling towers, some with spiky projections jutting out from their thickly glazed exteriors.
Likewise, her drawings are striking in their originality and conviction, evincing a brilliantly intuitive grasp of color and design. These mesmerizing abstractions and swirling striations – sometimes embedded with religious symbols – pulsate with color and energy, like mosaics that have burst open into hallucinatory vortices.
Sylvia has exhibited globally at numerous galleries and art fairs, and her work resides in many private collections.