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Eric Standley

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Dioscuri
Dioscuri, 2010 Cut Paper, Digital Print 19"x23"
Dioscuri_3_detail
Dioscuri Detail, 2010 Cut Paper, Digital Print 19"x23"
Dioscuri_2_detail
Dioscuri Detail, 2010 Cut Paper, Digital Print 19"x23"
Either-or_arch_3
Either/Or Arch 3.3, 2010 Cut Paper 24" X 18"
Either-or_arch_3
Either/Or Arch 3.3 Detail, 2010 Cut Paper 24" X 18"
Either-or_arch_3
Either/Or Arch 3.3 Detail, 2010 Cut Paper 24" X 18"
Either-or_sebego
Either/Or Sebago, 2010 Cut Paper 18"x18"
Either-or_seb_det
Either/Or Sebago detail, 2010 Cut Paper 18"x18"
Standleyeric1
Either/Or Arch 3, 2009 Cut Paper 24" X 18"
Standleyeric2dtl
Either/Or Arch 3 Detail, 2009 Cut Paper 24" X 18"
Standleyeric1
Poseidon, 2009 Cut Paper, Digital Print 18"x18"
Standleyeric2
Poseidon detail, 2009 Cut Paper, Digital Print 18"x18"
Either_or_poseidon
Poseidon 2, 2009 Cut Paper 18"x18"
Detail_1sm
Poseidon 2, 2009 Cut Paper 18"x18"
3
Circle 3.1.1, 2010 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
3
Circle 3.2.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
4_1_1det
Circle 4.1.1 , 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
4
Circle 4.3.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
4
Circle 4.3.1 detail, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
4
Circle 4.4.2, 2009 Cut Paper 10
4
Circle 4.5.2, 2010 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
4
Circle 4.5.2 detail, 2010 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
7_2detail
Circle 7.2.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
9
Circle 9.1.1, 2010 Cut Paper 8"x10"
9
Circle 9.2.1, 2010 Cut Paper 8"x10"
9
Circle 9.2.1 detail, 2010 Cut Paper 8"x10"
12_5_2
Circle 12.5.2, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
12_7sm
Circle 12.7.2, 2009 Cut Paper 10
12
Circle 12.8.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
12
Circle 12.10.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
12
Circle 12.11.1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
Wave_1_detailsm
Wave sketch 1, 2009 Cut Paper 10" X 8"
Standley_1_either_or_decreed_30x30in_mixed
Either/Or Decreed (Ipswich), 2009 Cut Paper, Digital Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
Standley_2_either_or_decreed__detail_of_cut_paper
Either/Or Decreed (Ipswich) cut paper detail, 2009 Cut Paper, Digital Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
Iswich_detailsm
Either/Or Decreed (Ipswich) cut paper detail, 2009 Cut Paper, Digital Painting, Acrylic on Canvas 30" X 30"
20101123094058-9
Either/Or Circle 9.1.1 (detail), 2010 Cut Paper 10x8
20150414151302-_sized
Either/Or Arch for Ipswich, 2011 Cut Paper © Courtesy of the Artist
20101123095630-1
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ipswich, MA
Lives in
Blacksburg
Works in
Virginia
Schools
Savannah College of Art and Design, 2004, MFA
Massachusetts College of Art, 1994, BFA
Tags
windows mixed-media, rose, drawings, vector, window, layers, multi-layered, CNC, laser, lasercut, fractals, neo-gothic, Gothic, works-on-paper, Cut, paper mixed-media, installation, landscape, modern, photography, digital, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

I reference Søren Kierkegaard’s essay Either/Or as a metaphor for my natural attraction to paradoxes. I am dyslexic. By constantly switching left and right hemispheres of my brain I unconsciously separate broadly holistic observations with obsessively detailed fractions. Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation, Fractals and the work of Kierkegaard all appear linked by faith in the infinite while met with the impedance of doubt and physical tolerance. My work is a continuation of this observation by replacing truth with a dependency on eternally opposing either/or logic.

Bio

Eric Standley received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. His current work has been exhibited across the United States in eighteen galleries and museums in 2010, winning five national and international awards.

Eric is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and the Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He sleeps on rare occasions and dreams that with hard work and concentration he might one day become a modernist. He holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a daily basis.