Eric Schultz | Mechanical Moments


September 30 - October 21, 2017 | Reception: Saturday, September 30, 6 - 8 pm

Mustache and Monocle, repurposed metal, 23 x 9 x 11"

Mustache and Monocle, repurposed metal, 23 x 9 x 11"

Morpeth Contemporary is pleased to present, "Mechanical Moments," Eric Schultz's first solo show at the gallery. The area's premiere found object artist, Schultz is best known for his unconventional process of transforming discarded objects--even trash--into sculpture. In this show at Morpeth, describing the work as "metal translations of dreams and memories," Schultz takes his cue from stories from his own life, universal tales, and characters that combine the two. Major sculptures and wall pieces include Dire Straits, a ship-at-sea depiction of struggle; Face Off, a scorpion and snake metaphor for being at odds; and Gilgamesh, a “life-size” imagining from the classic myth.  There is also Mr. Shady (as Schultz says, "there's one at every party...") and Mustache and Monocle, a more serious—but equally as meticulously-wrought—figure.

 
We All Rust, repurposed metal, 9 1/2 x 8 x 2"

We All Rust, repurposed metal, 9 1/2 x 8 x 2"

Hibernator, repurposed metal, 4 x 9 x 11"

Hibernator, repurposed metal, 4 x 9 x 11"