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Eric Standley: STRATA @ Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Eric Standley:  STRATA
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th, 6-8pm

On View: April 7th - June 3rd, 2017

Marta Hewett Gallery
1310 Pendelton St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 10 am - 5 pm & Sat. 11 am - 3 pm

Either/Or Octagon 1.2.1, 8 x 10 inches (framed), Cut paper and gold leaf, 2017

Either/Or Octagon 1.2.1, 8 x 10 inches (framed), Cut paper and gold leaf, 2017

Marta Hewett Gallery is pleased to present STRATA, a solo exhibition of recent cut paper work by Eric Standley. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Friday, April 7th from 6-8 pm. Eric Standley will be present to participate in conversation about his process and the inspiration for his beautifully complex constructions. The exhibition will be on view through June 3rd, 2017. Preview selected works Here.

Kismet, 24 x 24 inches (framed), Cut paper and gold leaf, 2017
Eric Standley's artworks consist of multiple layers of laser cut paper meticulously crafted into intricate compositions that strive to mirror the infinite. His ongoing series, titled Either/Or Decreed, is deeply influenced by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's assertion of individuality before faith, and the presence of layers of aesthetic and ethical states of being.
STRATA features work that continues Eric Standley's meditative drawing and cutting process while exploring visual archetypes. Standley's newest compositions are derived from geometry occurring on a molecular level. When a DNA braid is viewed from the top-down, the layered double helix rotation abides by the golden ratio (phi). Furthermore, waves along the braid conceal and reveal strata of information.

"Fractal geometry has a self-similar replication that creates visual rhythm. These rhythms are found at a cosmological scale in the ever-expanding universe, across culture and time in Gothic and Islamic architecture as well as at the profoundly fundamental building blocks of life." - Eric Standley