Peters Projects, is pleased to present Eric Garduño: What’s Here, with an opening reception on Friday, July 1st, 5-7 p.m.
His new work explores the formal character of found wood and simple geometry. Weathered by the native elements of New Mexico and the passage of time, they are unique and unrepeatable. Thus, the landscape has etched its signature on each object and they have been invested with the soul of these environs. Eric says, “Triangles and hexagons have been chosen for their simplicity, symmetry, logic and strength. They are non-traditional art formats, but familiar as common symbols of social order (such as traffic signs) and thus convey inherent authority” Visual elements such as pattern, contrast and simple geometric abstraction are frequently referenced practices in Garduño’s work.
What’s Here has two meanings: the use of things Garduño finds nearby (often on his property), and the question, what is the nature of this place? (here.) Much of the power and soul of his work can be filtered through one of his earliest childhood impulses: a desire to collect, refine and reconfigure.
Eric Garduño graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Yale University with a Master of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including Museum of Contemporary Arts, San Diego, SITE Santa Fe, MOCA Los Angeles and the Contemporary Art Center, Shanhai, China.