Sept 7-Oct 21, 2007
During renovation of the Riverviews building, Amherst sculptor, Craig Pleasants salvaged cast-off materials from the Riverviews building: empty shoe boxes, plastic boot forms, one-by-two slats used as shelving–anything in abundant supply that was to be discarded. Since then, Pleasants has used that material to create ambitiously scaled work that flirted with ideas of housing, shelter, class and privilege, resulting in his exhibition, SALVAGE.
Sept 7-Oct 21, 2007
July 6-Aug 26, 2007
A shoe-themed exhibition presenting the work of over thirty Virginia artists. Artists: Cameron Ayres, Lesley Bloom, Stephanie Booth, Larry Bowden, Karen Bowden, Caryl Burtner, Allen Campbell, Ryan Carlton, Barbara Cornett, Doris Craddock, Owen Dubreil, Nicholas Hahn, Michael Heroux, Nina Imajo, Jill Jensen, Dave Keebler, Aimee Koch, Becky Lambert, Nancy Laurent, Ashley LeFew, Jillian Lum, Terri Miller, PJ Moon, Tom Morris, Eric Pawloski, Patricia Placona, Anne Savedge, Saandholland, Michael and Jeanette Twery, Ann Van de Graaf, Nancy Wood, Sarah Yoder
Humor is the welcome mat for most of Eric Standley’s work. He admittedly arrives at the simplistic or insignificant through overt complexity. The result is an oscillation between reduction and glorification.
Eric Standley explains the meaning behind the exhibition’s title, “Its a play on the word “pedantic” meaning a strict adherence to academic rules and “bi” meaning 2- as in duality or even opposition. Bipedantic could mean humanities strict path – tiresome and tedious- of self discipline. The show will feature concepts of self-discipline as beauty and burden.
Eric received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For the following four years he studied Renaissance oil painting under the artist Levon Armenius Mnazakanian. He expanded into technology based imaging utilizing laser engraving and cutting. He received his Master of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he combined his traditional, technological and philosophical appreciations with his sarcastic nature. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.