Works by Eric Stevens: Inner States of Quietude & Revelation
The Loft, Marietta
Jun. 7, 2019, 05:00 pm
The Loft continues to present exciting new works to the Marietta community during its inaugural year on the Marietta Square. The Loft will open a new exhibition on Friday, June 7, from 5-9pm during the popular Marietta Square Art Walk, including a spotlight on resident artist Eric Stevens. Enjoy live mixing by local artist Refuture as you enjoy the evening, and see the best that the Marietta Arts District has to offer. This exhibition will hang through June 30 and is free and open to the public.
The spotlight will feature works from a number of Stevens’ series, including “VIRTUE: Chivalry as a Memory Tradition,” “The Golden Age of Man: Practical Tools,” “Floral Series,” and “Land and Seascapes.” Stevens is drawn to the relationships between complex detail and simple composition, classical rendering of form and modern reduction, searching for and heightening the tension between the two. Much of his work describes simple, organic forms like flowers. These paintings often use vibrant true-to-life color to depict the subjects, while their settings take the subjects out of their expected contexts. The perspective and scale furthers this, isolating the subject, and bringing the viewer closer.