Eric Veit at Rear Window

09-EV-Quarter

Artist: Eric Veit

Exhibition title: Quarter

Venue: Rear Window, New York, US

Date: September 30 – November 4, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Rear Window

It’s been said that 3 is preferable to 4—odd numbers diffuse our comparative impulse—but here we begin with an unforgiving symmetry. A numerical logic stacks like a well-tempered nesting doll: one show, two “parts” to each work, four works, 8 parts total. Each work is a weathered 2×4 displaying two elements in carved pockets on either extremity. They appear as a quartet of glittering outstretched hands, or an assortment of levels.

Each six-foot span might be seen as articulating a conjunct ion: this a nd that, whereby each element is one half of a whole pulled perpetually apart, held literally at arm’s length. Value accrues here in a distended arithmetic of discrete elements. But there is another grammar at pla y: this versus that. The elements fall prey to a combative contingency. Thesis and antithesis, composed in deadlock.

-Josephine Graf

Eric Veit is based in New York. Recent exhibitions include Exo Exo, Paris; Jack Hanley, New York; Tomorrow, New York; Plaza Mercado, Santa Fe; Signal, New York; Parisian Laundry, Montreal; SpazioA, Pistoia; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He is the founder and director of Bodega, a gallery in New York.

01-EV-Quarter

02-EV-Quarter

03-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Gold and White, 2016
Glass, brass, gold, shellac, plaster, iron, wood

04-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Basket and Glass, 2016
Nylon, wax, shellac, enamel, aluminum, paper, mica, glass, wood

05-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Beetle and Cage, 2016
Steel, zinc, abalone, resin, aluminum, plastic, glorious beetle, wood

06-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Lemon and Toe, 2016
Cumin, lemon, paper, plaster, wood

07-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Lemon and Toe, 2016
Cumin, lemon, paper, plaster, wood

08-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Lemon and Toe, 2016
Cumin, lemon, paper, plaster, wood

09-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Basket and Glass, 2016
Nylon, wax, shellac, enamel, aluminum, paper, mica, glass, wood

10-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Basket and Glass, 2016
Nylon, wax, shellac, enamel, aluminum, paper, mica, glass, wood

11-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Beetle and Cage, 2016
Steel, zinc, abalone, resin, aluminum, plastic, glorious beetle, wood

12-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Beetle and Cage, 2016
Steel, zinc, abalone, resin, aluminum, plastic, glorious beetle, wood

13-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Gold and White, 2016
Glass, brass, gold, shellac, plaster, iron, wood

14-EV-Quarter

Eric Veit, Gold and White, 2016
Glass, brass, gold, shellac, plaster, iron, wood

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