Eberhardt in Critics Top Picks
New York, New York-April 10, 2011- AGallery in Chelsea is proud to present Critic’s Top Picks . This group exhibition features work by 5 winners of the Armadillo Fine Art Publishing New York International Juried Art Competition. The Winners are Erin Quinn, Brett Eberhardt, Richard Lund, Tomiyuki Sakuta and Richard Silver. Finalists : Jennifer Purdum, Jessika Hamilton and Philmore Peterson also have work being exhibited. The show is running from Thursday May 5 -May 19 2011 - Opening reception Thurs May 5 6-10 pm.
Besides introducing us to possible art stars of the future, juried exhibitions can be harbingers of trends to come. Work by five worthy winners in different categories with seemingly bright futures are on view in the Armadillo Fine Art Publishing New York Juried Art Exhibition, at AGallery, a relatively new venue which has established itself in a remarkably short period of time as a promising presence in Chelsea. Peter Wiley, Gallery & Studio Magazine
Brett Eberhardt - Winner / Painting - Prefacing his artistic statement with a quote from Samuel Beckett (“there are many ways in which the thing I am trying in vain to say may be tried in vain to be said”), Illinois artist Brett Eberhardt proves himself as a worthy visual counterpart to that enigmatic writer with a series of self portraits in the form of still lifes centered around a plaster cast of his own teeth. In Eberhardt’s, “Profile”, the cast is set sideways on the powder blue , formica shiny top of what appears to be a beige kitchen counter riddled with bullet holes.