Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston

460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA

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Austin Eddy is an abstract painter currently working in Brooklyn, NY. Eddy’s work thrives on contradiction. Figurative elements fold into nocturnal landscapes, buildings become isolated portraits in claustrophobic spaces, floating clouds turned 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, Eddy’s work references modernist tendencies both formally and conceptually.

What makes a good painting? This question is at the forefront of his exploration and experimentation. Through the tools of abstraction and other historical painting languages, he breaks down qualitative aspects of painting and questions the validity of “seriousness.” He finds answers to this question by making paintings though play. From his singular and personal experience, he deconstructs and synthesizes information, creating a hybridized personal painting vernacular. More recently, his work has taken him down unexpected paths, whether large-scale paintings, works on paper, or sculpture.

Austin Eddy was born in Boston, MA (USA) in 1986. Eddy earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Exhibiting internationally, select 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, Denmark; The Horticultural Society, New York, NY; the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY; Important Projects, Oakland, California; Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY. He participated in group shows, including Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA; SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC; The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Museum Of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Coburn Projects, London, United Kindgom; Brand New Gallery; Milan, Italy; Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden. He recently completed the Liquitex International Residency in London, England (2018).

Austin Eddy
The Sixth Geese Laying, Late Night Nesting
2018, Oil, colored pencil, Flashe on paper on canvas in artist’s frame, 25 x 21 in. framed.
Austin Eddy
Two Birds, And the Passage of Time
2018, Oil, colored pencil, Flashe on paper on canvas in artist’s frame, 38 x 32 in. framed.
Austin Eddy
Three Ducks In A Row, Round Pond Reflection (Kensington Gardens March 2018)
2018, Oil, colored pencil, Fashe on paper on canvas in artist’s frame, 50 x 32 in. framed.