Eric Eley: Intricate Matter

Hedreen Gallery, Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle, WA


Eric Eley: Intricate Matter

Hedreen Gallery, Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle, WA


Artist:  Eric Eley
Medium: Sculpture, Mixed
Run of show: September 7 – October 27, 2006
Venue: Hedreen Gallery, Lee Center for the Arts

Press Release:

Eric Eley’s Intricate Matter is a large scale sculptural drawing designed to interact with the architectural and environmental contexts of the Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts. This site-specific installation, on view through October 27, is a formal exploration of perspective and scale, proximity and distance. Viewable both from within the gallery and from the street outside, Intricate Matter’s complex patterns of fabric, metallic lines and translucent panels simultaneously highlight the structural components of the architecture and echo the shifting exterior landscape.

Eley received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington in 2005 and a BFA from Syracuse University in 1999. He spent two years as an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana where he was also the recipient of the Taunt Fellowship. His exhibition record includes group shows in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Denver and Baltimore, and solo installations in Seattle and Spokane. Eley lives and works in Seattle.