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The Hole: Eric Shaw

"Pure Mode"

The Hole is proud to announce its first solo exhibition in their new Tribeca location. Eric Shaw's last solo show with us was cut short by the pandemic and now has a new life in the second gallery space.  

Shaw exhibits ten vibrant new acrylic paintings that show his mastery of color.  This body of work was made during the fall and winter of pandemic times and are perfectly timed to be shown in the new season of summer. Viewers can easily get lost in the intricate shapes and subtle yet effective tonal and color shifts.  Mostly 2-3ft in size, the core of the show is not bulky in size: zippy with implied motion and exuberant in color activity, these paintings provide fresh exercise for your eyeballs.

Inventive shapes drawn from street signage, logos, biological diagrams and even his grandmother’s paintings, these canvases are pungent lozenges of activity. The artist chose “Pure Mode” to express his approach to painting “with no real plan and working through it with a natural instinct and knowledge of my own unconscious idiosyncrasies.” If you scan the QR code on the card you can hear the mix of new age and adult contemporary music that he listens to in the studio.

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