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Image: TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction

Clare Woods & Eric N. Mack
The Rachofsky House Dallas, TX
Saturday 26 October, 2019

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefiting two organizations--the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.Thanks to the phenomenal support of the dealer and artist community, corporate sponsors, and Dallas patrons, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art's annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $84 million in its 20-year history in support of amfAR's AIDS research initiatives and the DMA's contemporary art acquisition program. 

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For gala information, please contact Melissa Ireland at melissa@rachofskyhouse.org

Image: Clare Woods, Amnesia, 2019

Image: Eric N. Mack: In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong

Eric N. Mack: In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong

Eric N. Mack
The Power Station, Dallas, TX
25 October - 13 December, 2019

The compositions of Eric N. Mack are gleaned from the wardrobe. The support (a body) is absent. Materials are configured to linger in space. Collaged textiles are arranged with balletic precision. Aspirational forms emanate. Arrangements are irrational and tentative. Choreographed elements are grafted into space and suspend from architecture. Billowing assemblages are accessed from a range of perspectives, around and under sewn silhouettes. The X, Y, Z axis distorts into forms of expression, violating systems of symmetry. Flattened panels of varied pattern and texture create collapsible volumes. The material palette is holed, dyed, manipulated, sometimes painted onto. Its utility function temporarily drained. Not quite painting or sculpture, the artwork is radically transient. The compositions pirouette out from the rectilinear constraints of painting into a space of auxiliary. 

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Image: Whitney Biennial 2019

Whitney Biennial 2019

Eric N. Mack
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
17 May - September 22, 2019

The Whitney Biennial is an unmissable event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in art today. Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley have been visiting artists over the past year in search of the most important and relevant work. Featuring seventy-five artists, among them Eric N. Mack, and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, the 2019 Biennial takes the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment. Introduced by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running exhibition in the country to chart the latest developments in American art.  

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Image: Eric N. Mack, (Easter )The Spring / The Holy Ground, 2018 

Image: A Night with Eric N. Mack and Friends

A Night with Eric N. Mack and Friends

Eric N. Mack
Brooklyn Museum, New York
4 April, 2019

Experience Eric N. Mack’s site-specific installation Lemme walk across the room through a series of unique activations organized by the artist. First, Mack and curator Ashley James lead a special tour of the installation. Then, enjoy three artistic responses to Mack’s work. Poet and essayist April Freely offers a poetry set; Devin KKenny and Justin Allen present a new performance that incorporates manipulated found sound and tap dancing with movement, speech, and music; and MHYSA, the pop-star alter-ego of artist E. Jane, performs “Oasis,” which takes inspiration from R&B singer Kelis.

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Installation view: Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Photography: Jonathan Dorado

Image: Desert X 2019

Desert X 2019

Eric N. Mack and Gary Simmons
Coachella Vallery, CA
9 February - 21 April 2019

Desert X presents a group exhibition curated by Artistic Director Neville Wakefield with Co-Curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum, comprised of works by a range of artists including Eric N. Mack and Gary Simmons.  

Desert X® is produced by Desert Biennial, a non-for-profit 501(C)(3) charitable organization founded in 2015 to bring the finest international artists to the Coachella Valley to create art, engage viewers, and focus attention on the valley's environment - its natural wonders as well as socio-political-economic issues that make it vibrant, curious, and exciting. 

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Image: Eric N. Mack, Halter,  2019 courtesy for Desert X 2019

Photography: Lance Gerber

 

Image: Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams

Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams

Eric N. Mack
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
19 January - 17 March 2019

Grace Wales Bonner presents the first in a new series of unique projects in the fields of music, fashion, art and design, featuring Eric N. Mack.  Themes of mysticism and ritual permeate Wales Bonner’s exhibition, which explores magical resonances within black cultural and aesthetic practices. 

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Photo credit: © 2019 readsreads.info

Image: Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room

Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room

Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
11 January – 4 August 2019

Lemme walk across the room, the first New York City solo exhibition by Eric N. Mack, transforms the Brooklyn Museum's Great Hall with a site-responsive installation of new and existing textile-based works hung, mounted, and draped in conversation with the classical architecture of the space. Mack's work explodes the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and fashion, dynamically reflecting and framing the rich visual experiences of the everyday.

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Installation view: Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, Brooklyn Museum, 2019

Photography: Jonathan Dorado

Image: KALEIDOSCOPE | Eric N. Mack

KALEIDOSCOPE | Eric N. Mack

Spazio Maiocchi, Via Maiocchi 5/7, 20129 Milan, Italy
30 November 2018

Kaleidoscope will take over the entire surface of Spazio Maiocchi in Milan, curating a multimedia experience which brings together a diverse selection of international artists featured in the magazine’s newly-released Fall/Winter issue. After a two-month residency at Spazio Maiocchi, American artist Eric N. Mack allows visitors into his temporary studio, presenting it as an installation and a glimpse into his creative process. A language of the suspended pile, the messy space, of bodies leaving traces behind, the artist’s shamanic combinations of textile, newspaper pages and fragments of everyday objects have an architectural, even Baroque ambition—his painterly gestures sublimated into a “ballad of the black mundane.” 

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5–7 PM Talk and Private View
7–9 PM Public opening and performance
 
 
Image: In Conversation: Eric N. Mack and Grace Wales Bonner

In Conversation: Eric N. Mack and Grace Wales Bonner

Matchesfashion, 5 Carlos Place, W1K 3AP London
26 October 2018

Eric N. Mack and Grace Wales Bonner will be in conversation about their latest collaboration, Des Hommes et des Dieux [Of Men and Gods]. Moderated by design curator, Emily King, this conversation will explore their unique way of working together and use of materials to reflect identity and propose new narratives. For more information please visit Frieze.com.

Image: Inherent Structure

Inherent Structure

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
19 May - 12 August 2018

This group exhibition showcases the work of a multigenerational group of artists vividly exploring the powers of abstract representation in contemporary art and it includes works by Eric N. Mack.

Image: In Conversation: Eric N. Mack and Tim Marlow

In Conversation: Eric N. Mack and Tim Marlow

Simon Lee Gallery, London
12 April 2018, 6:30 - 8 PM

On the occasion of his solo exhibition Misa Hylton-Brim, Eric N. Mack will be in conversation with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. They will discuss Mack’s work within the context of the exhibition and his wider practice.

The event is free to the public but booking is required: events@simonleegallery.com / 0207 491 0100

Image: Wales Bonner AW18

Wales Bonner AW18

Eric N. Mack
London Fashion Week Men's
January 2018

Eric N. Mack has collaborated with fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner to create a site-specific installation for her AW18 show as part of London Fashion Week Men's January 2018.

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Image: BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017

BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017

Eric N. Mack
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
30 June – 1 October 2017
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has announced the four recipients of the BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017. The award is judged by four contemporary artists, w…