Eric S. England: 25¢ gods
DateJuly 10 - Aug 28, 2021
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Long before popular culture had any inkling who Stan Lee or the Guardians of the Galaxy were, Eric S. England (Oxford, OH) was scribbling away at what would mold his artistic trajectory. Exploring this American mythology through two- and three-dimensional avenues, he endeavors to impart the motivation, verve, and insights he finds in this come-of-age medium. In 25¢ gods, England brings together a collection of large-scale sculptures inspired by the comic book heroes of his youth. The individual sculptures inhabit a carnival-like setting in the Weston’s street-level space, suggesting a festive and titanic competition between these super heroes.
Eric S. England earned a BFA from Kent State University (Kent, OH) in 1987 specializing in figurative drawing and sculpture; and an MFA from Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2016. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the state of Ohio. He currently resides in Oxford, OH, where he maintains his studio practice.