March 1- April 9, 2008
Please join us Saturday, March 1st (8-10pm) as we celebrate Eric Zimmerman’s, Atlas. This most recent body of work investigates the methods we use to structure space, from the unknown, ideal, and unattainable, to the concrete and apparently real. His graphite drawings, deal with the ideas of here and there and what occurs in the intermediary space. His work moves between the two and three-dimensional, then and now: real and imagined. Zimmerman’s work represents spaces that embody our efforts to structure and image a larger environment, and our attempt at fixing a constantly fluctuating series of states. His imagery derives from topographical maps, visionary architecture, astronomical illustration, observation, along with text, and natural phenomena such as icebergs, glaciers, and forests.
About the Artist
Eric Zimmerman lives and works in Austin as a practicing artist and Adjunct Professor at St. Edwards University. Zimmerman received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Eric’s work is currently on view at the Austin Museum of Art’s “New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch”. Zimmerman recently received The Kimbrough Fund Award from The Dallas Museum of Art, as well as a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center. His work was recently featured in Project Space of Artlies 55 (Fall 2007), Apexart in New York City, Gallery Enrique Gutierrez in Mexico City, and Aqua Art Fair in Miami, Southern Graphics Council, Madison WI. Eric’s work is represented in several public collections including Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Southern Graphics Print Council Archives, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and The Kohler Art Library in Madison, WI.