RAIR | 2014-15
Eric Sall | Tulsa, OK
Eric Sall was born and raised in South Dakota. He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sall has attended the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program in Brooklyn, NY, the LMCC Workspace residency in New York, NY, the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, NM, and the Yale Summer Program of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT. He is the recipient of an Art in Architecture commission from the General Services Administration, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, a Charlotte Street Fund Award, and a Painting Fellowship at the Grant Wood Art Colony at the University of Iowa. Collections include the Saatchi Collection, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Iowa Museum of Art, and the General Services Administration.
"I'm always curious about this point where the idea of the image in the painting alludes to recognizable experiences, or objects, or things, but it's always subject to change instantaneously, most of these paintings have had many versions of themselves, they've all looked like different things. But there's always an attempt to... stop the painting at a point where it has enough information that it... hovers in that space between knowing and not knowing, familiarity and total confusion on what it is we see or know - when do we put all the pieces together to make sense of things."