ERIC DAVID LAXMAN
Eric David Laxman is a multi-media artist who created a unique studio and showroom at the Garnerville
Art and Industrial Center near Haverstraw, NY and now works from his home studio in Valley Cottage, NY.
He is very active in the Rockland artist community serving as a teacher, curator and gallerist. He has exhibited his diverse works throughout the metropolitan area and nationwide. Laxman is currently a member and Treasure of the Sculptors Guild, an 80 year organization in NYC. 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. Laxman has completed numerous public sculpture commissions, his most recent is a monumental Lobby Sculpture and two entrance fountain sculptures for River Tides, a residential development in Yonkers, NY. Other recent commissions include a large Stainless Steel Sculpture for the front of Cryder House, A Private residential Apartment Building near the Whitestone Bridge; A public sculpture for City of Sculpture in Hamilton, Ohio; Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut and the Summit Medical Group in New Jersey. Laxman has also completed numerous sculpture memorials including: a memorial to Corporal Manny Lopez who was killed in action in Iraq, in Haverstraw and the JCC Munich 11 Memorial honoring the slain Olympic Athletes in West Nyack. At Rockland Community College’s new 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, The Journal News Home Design Magazine, The Artful Home, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Hook, Metrohouse Magazine, Rockland Magazine, Rivertown and others.
On display June 3 through July 2, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, June 3, 5pm to 8pm
image When Falling Feels Like Flying, A Prayer For The Suffering, 2014
Marble and Steel, 65”Hx18”Wx12”D
Sculpture is a personal journey and exploration that helps me understand and make sense of the world around me. I have physically wrestled with hard stone and metal in order to develop a means for integrating disparate elements into coherent abstract and figurative compositions. This is fueled by a desire to express the themes of transformation, growth, balance and movement.
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…
– E.D. Laxman