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In Some Form or Fashion

NOV 20, 2021—MAR 13, 2022

Eric N. Mack

(born 1987, Columbia, Maryland; lives and works in New York, NY) refers to himself as a painter, yet his works rarely observe the medium’s traditional canvas-to-stretcher format. Rather, his tactile assemblages―created from a dynamic combination of used textiles, worn clothes, moving blankets, and torn rags, alongside photographs and pull outs from books and magazines―extend and transform the notion of painting.

In April 2021, Mack was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome. In 2020, Mack curated Pedestrian Profanities, a group exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery in New York City. In 2017, he was the recipient of the inaugural BALTIC Artists’ Award and completed artist residencies at the Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL and Delfina Foundation, London, England. His work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2021); Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2019); The Power Station, Dallas, TX (2019); and Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY (2019), among many others. Major group exhibitions include Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2019); Desert X, Coachella Valley, CA (2019); Serpentine Gallery, London, England (2019), and more. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University.

Eric N. Mack