On the surface, Eric Standley’s multi-dimensional laser-cut paper art is startlingly intricate. It is strongly influenced by Christian and Islamic architecture. Eye-catching whether in a gallery or in the basement studio of his home, Eric’s delicate yet robust works invite closer inspection and the urge, which must be firmly stifled, to touch and explore their many layers.
Eric, 49, is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech. His work can be found in private collections, pinned on Pinterest and in one Middle...
It begins as a gooey lesion on his forehead. He reaches into the wound under his ripped skin, grimaces in agony, and pulls a bullet from his skull. The flesh begins to pulsate, throb, bubble, and turn a sickly gray; his eyes roll up in e
xquisite pain. Claws emerge from his fingertips, and a slimy mouth and nose thrust slowly, so slowly outward from the rest of his face, as sharp canine teeth burst through his gums.
“Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard,” Marta Hewett Gallery, through Nov. 11, 2017
October 29th, 2017 | Published in October 2017
You enter a different world when you walk into the Marta Hewett Gallery. The exhibition is “Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard.” To navigate it, I needed to understand what anima and animus meant, yet another example of my spotty education. Gallerist Marta Hewett helped me there.