Greenhouse at Night by Eric Hibit
Art & Objects
200 Lexington Ave.
40″w x 1.75″d x 48″h.
Acrylic on canvas over panel, 2021. Eric Hibit is a visual artist based in New York. Deploying an array of studio techniques and an unabashedly over-the-top formal sensibility, Hibit’s work presents a dazzling interplay of surfaces, textures, colors, and patterns. Looking at Hibit’s paintings is akin to the visual experience one might encounter in the exhibition’s eponymous painting, where a dangling glass prism slowly rotates on its axis, projecting rays of colored light in myriad directions, illuminating surfaces and planes. In his work, the artist aims to create a color overload that overwhelms and excites our eyes and presents a challenge to conventional taste. Up close, methodically applied pinpoints of paint draw viewers closer, asking us to consider each work as both image and as a delicately, lovingly crafted object.
In Good Taste (group show) at Dinner Gallery, NYC
Art on Paper 2021: The 46th Exhibition at Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC
Prism in the Window at Morgan Lehman, NYC
Podcast interview on ILikeYourWorkpodcast.com