Art

Artist Statement/

Art is everything.  As I’ve grown as a photographer, I think I’ve started transitioning from a “artistic photographer” to an “artist.”  What I mean is that I feel like I’ve started “responding” to the world rather than just “capturing” it.

Now I can’t say that I don’t still make artistic images for enjoyments sake, but I think I am starting to see things that I didn’t before, and moving my imagery more toward commentary than just “art” feels very natural.

I’ve developed a “look” throughout my years in the local scene, and it’s always nice when someone comments that “it looks like Eric’s work.”  Toy and macro style work has become my calling card.  I love giving inanimate objects a personality, emotion, weight, and even life.  I find that angles and color are most important when doing this.  I may not get it right everytime, but the images I create speak to me, and I think it’s very important that they do.  If an artist isn’t happy with their work, why would anyone else be?

I am looking forward to growing more into a multimedia artist with my interactive (crowd-sourced coloring!), dimensional (Mounted and “Stuffed” Hunting Series!), community (mentoring!), and traditional (Linoleum work coming soon!) works.  The world is moving so fast these days that information and the assimilation of ideas, theories, and realities have put the population in a sea-change.  I see this as a call to artists everywhere: “get busy.”

Artist Resume/  Posters

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009

These Small Things
Blend Studio / Downtown Arcade, Nashville, TN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009

Glow Show
Untitled Artist Group / Avenue 9, Nashville, TN

Summer
SNAP / Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Newhaus
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

SNAP Glow Show
SNAP with Untitled Artist Group / Avenue 9, Nashville, TN

SNAP Pushpin Show
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

2008

Connect 12 Artist Collective
Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

Abominable Art Show
Untitled Artist Group / Gallery East, Nashville, TN

SNAP Clothespin Show
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Connect with a Cause
Connect 12 Artist Collective Community Benefit, Nashville, TN

Glow Show
Untitled Artist Group / Limelight Nashville, Nashville, TN

SNAP Glow Show
SNAP with Untitled Artist Group / Limelight Nashville, Nashville, TN

Active Ingredient
Untitled Artist Group / Limelight Nashville, Nashville, TN

2007

Chill
Untitled Artist Group / Layl’a Rul, Nashville, TN

Artrageous: Oz
Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

Connect 12 Artist Collective
Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN

Glow Show
Untitled Artist Group / The BarCar, Nashville, TN

SNAP Glow Show
SNAP with Untitled Artist Group / The BarCar, Nashville, TN

Los Dias de los Muertos
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

SNAP Pushpin Show
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Where Does It Hurt?
Untitled Artist Group / Essense Room, Nashville, TN

Sweet Sixteen
Untitled Artist Group / Bellevue Center Mall, Nashville, TN

2006

Glow Show
Untitled Artist Group / The BarCar, Nashville, TN

SNAP Glow Show
SNAP with Untitled Artist Group / The BarCar, Nashville, TN

Los Dias de los Muertos
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Value Menu
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

SNAP Pushpin Show
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

One Wall One Artist: Fourplay
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

The Model Artists
Studio Sobro, Nashville, TN

It Was a Dark and Rainy Night
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

TBA
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

2005

Naughty or Nice
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Plowhaus Fundraiser
Radio Café / Lipstick Lounge, Nashville, TN

Reinvention
Untitled Artist Group / R Club, Nashville, TN

Night in White
Nashville Cares Benefit / Factory at Franklin, Franklin, TN

Uncovered
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Newhaus
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

2004

Naughty or Nice
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

SNAP @ the Belcourt
Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN

Shine
Untitled Artist Group / Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

Glow Show 11
Untitled Artist Group / The Bar Car / Cummins Station, Nashville, TN

Los Dias de los Muertos
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, Nashville, TN

PhotoWORK

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