ERIC DAVID LAXMAN
Eric David Laxman will be exhibiting in Artblnd both old and new small sculptures that combine and contrast the materials of stone and metal. Abstract assemblages will be combined with functional art objects both on and off the wall.
A multi-media artist who lives in Upper Nyack and works from his studio in Valley Cottage, NY, Eric David Laxman graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Chemistry and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. He has exhibited his diverse works throughout the metropolitan area and nationwide.
Laxman was awarded the County Executive Art Award for Visual Artist in 2007 and has been recognized by numerous local organizations for his community service.
He is currently the Treasurer of the Sculptors Guild, celebrating its 80th Anniversary.
Laxman has completed numerous public sculpture commissions, including “Ribbon of Hope” at the entrance to the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center in Florham Park, NJ a Lobby Sculpture and two exterior fountain sculptures for River Tides, a new residential development in Yonkers. At Rockland Community College’s 9-11 Memorial Garden, Laxman artfully combined parts of salvaged steel I-beams from the World Trade Center Site with other steel and marble elements in “Spirit Rising.”
His custom furniture and sculptures have been featured in the The New York Times, Journal News Home Design Magazine, The Artful Home, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Hook, Metrohouse Magazine, Rockland Magazine, Rivertown and others.
It is my intention to create sculptures that seem spontaneous and inevitable using a process that is extremely labor intensive and deliberate. Seeking is a constant; to transform my materials while at the same time respecting and acknowledging their unique properties and their raw fundamental nature. This duality, a recognition of the discreet parts and the creation of a new unified whole is the essence of my creative process. Cutting, drilling, splitting and breaking marble and granite; forging, welding and reassembling steel, bronze and stainless steel has become a metaphoric struggle for achieving balance.
– E.D. Laxman
November 24 through January 18, 2019
image Standing Aum, 1995
Champlain Black Marble with Steel pedestal, 18”H x 14”W x 12”D (sculpture) total height with base: 60”
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