At Miranda Kuo Gallery
Exhibited from December 8, 2016 to January 19, 2017
These new works on paper are enlargements of ordinary “blank” surfaces that exist in our everyday lives such as spiral bound college ruled paper, graph paper, or a blank photoshop canvas. Included is a compostion book cover, broken JPEG icon, and a pile of bad ideas. These objects are meticulously reproduced by hand to an enlargement of 4.5:1 (38”x50”) as a towering indication of itself. As a body of work the structure of creativity itself is revealed, and posits that the creative freedom of a “blank slate” is formed firstly by the implemented parameters of a society. For example, the structure of ruled paper provides an orderly system for language to exist visually as information, which is analogous to the goals of conceptual art. Yet, while conceptual art suggests the idea is more important than the art, ERIDAN pulls back one more layer to look at the structure of an idea itself. With nods to both Sol Lewitt and Claes Oldenburg, these pieces become art about work, and work as art.
AT THE HUNTER MFA STUDIOS
August 27 2016
In Extra Value ERIDAN utilizes cheap and everyday materials in combination with rigorous handmade processes to deploy a series of paintings and sculptures that explore consumer rituals in America. Pieces include hand embroidered Hot Cheetos and Takis bags, a hand embroidered shopping bag, a hand embroidered shower curtain, a square Hot Cheetos sculpture/painting, a gilded shopping bag, hand painted politician masks, and paintings on shower curtains and vinyl.
HAND EMBROIDERED SNACK BAGS
at Brooklyn Night bazaar
A capsule collection of handmade apparel and notebooks sold at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in 2016