Chicago Art Review


MiniReview: Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery by Steve Ruiz
November 29, 2009, 7:47 pm
Filed under: Chicago, MiniReview

Austin Eddy apparently hasn’t let the attention he’s received prevent him from turning corners, swapping influences, and sliding into new bodies of work. Trading trippy magic stages and Keegan McChargue for Matisse-ey interiors and Tyson Reeder, Eddy’s latest work was an intensely colorful look into work in flux. There’s something going on in painting – I’ve seen many painters starting to use traditional representative tropes like an interior or a still life as frameworks for material  investigations, exploiting the commonality and relative lack of content in such imagery over riskier abstraction, where content might be created by accident or interpretation. Eddy is apparently doing the same, demonstrating in his works some interesting uses of paint, but his interiors and flowerpots come off as more sincere, dipping here and there into narrative, and worked over with more than superficial care.

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy, my what a glorious view you have of the milky way there pete

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy, what next no more a/c?

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy, still trying just as hard to hold on to the good things.

Austin Eddy @ Golden Gallery

Austin Eddy, things should only get simpler from here, right?

Austin Eddy’s i feel better already, at least i think i do runs until December 12th @ Golden Gallery, 816 W. Newport Ave, no. 1.

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