January 9, 2016 — February 13, 2015
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn based artist Austin Eddy: The Gloaming.
The part of the day after the sun has gone down and before the sky is completely dark:
“They sat on a hillside in the gloaming, watching the lights come on in the houses below.”
Austin Eddy’s deceptively simple compositions display an array of playful shapes in a vernacular of imagery reminiscent of fingers, hands, arms, and eyes all in a seeming variety of actions. Eddy colors this personal language in a vibrant palette ranging from the monochromatic to bright solid fields and ombré grounds that together heighten the emotional effect. As the title references, the gloaming, the time after sunset and before dark, each of the paintings and the collection together are a deft balance of the melodies and maladies of the human condition.
Austin Eddy (b. 1986) earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Solo shows since 2012 include; Launch F-18 Gallery, New York, NY (2015); Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015); Christian Berst, New York, NY (2015); Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Horticultural Society, New York, NY (2013); the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY; and Important Projects, Oakland, CA (2012). This will be the first solo exhibition of Eddy’s work in Dallas.