Eric N. Mack

Put it on

Put it on

2018 Polyester, kimono silk, rope, boning and thread 218.4 x 215.9 cm / 86 x 85 in

© Eric Mack. Photo: Ken Adlard

Forward walking boy on the edge where the sand meets the shore (from DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX)

2018 Silk organza, cotton handkerchief and tulle 257 x 470 x 303 cm / 101 1/8 x 185 x 119 1/4 in

© Eric Mack. Photo: Jeff McClane

Eric N. Mack

Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia, MD; lives and works in New York, NY) refers to himself as a painter, yet his works rarely observe the medium’s traditional canvas-to-stretcher format. His use of color, form and material as elements in a compositional lexicon situate the origin of his practice in the investigation of painting in an expanded field, using stained or dyed fabrics as his principal medium.

Eric N. Mack in his South Bronx Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Rika Magazine. Photo: Charlie Engman

In April 2021, Mack was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including: Morán Morán, Mexico City (2022); NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2021); Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2019); The Power Station, Dallas, TX (2019); Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2019); and Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo, NY (2017).

On View in Somerset

The New Bend’, curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, is on view until 8 May 2023.