2020 Spring Exhibition > Eric Gerard

A drink for a toast. A drink to unwind. A drink to make that one song sound a little sweeter. I chose a bottle of liquor to be used in this series of process-oriented work. Bartending for several years and being surrounded by wine and spirits led me to pay extra attention to the variety of bottles and their contents. How does the form and its appearance reflect what is inside?

My work draws influence from Andy Warhol’s content repetition but follows in the footsteps of minimalism. What begins as pen and brush on paper evolves into the replication of the actual form through the process of slip-casting. My drawings and paintings have a much more loose yet energetic feel to the strokes while my ceramic work brings these ideas into a static three dimensional form. It’s an imperfect process that results in each piece having its blemishes or disfigurements. Appropriating this object and mass producing it on a smaller scale as opposed to in factories allows for each one to be unique in its own way with a personal touch however still be created using the same technique and procedure.

Patron Stacked (2)
photograph of 4 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron Stacked (detail)
photograph of 4 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron Stacked
photograph of 4 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron with Flowers (detail)
photograph of bottle, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron with Flowers
photograph of bottle, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Polka dots (detail)
photograph of bottle, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Polka dots
photograph of bottle, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Black (2)
photograph of 3 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Black
photograph of 3 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Blue (2)
photograph of 3 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Blue
photograph of 3 bottles, ceramic
3”x 3”x 4.5”
2020
Patron in Watercolor (detail)
photocopy of Patron in Pen with watercolor painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2020
Patron in Watercolor (detail)
photocopy of Patron in Pen with watercolor painted over it
2019
Patron in Watercolor
photocopy of Patron in Pen with watercolor painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2019
Patron in Acrylic (detail)
photocopy of Patron in Pen with acrylic painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2019
Patron in Acrylic (detail)
photocopy of Patron in Pen with acrylic painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2019
Patron in Acrylic (detail)
photocopy of Patron in Pen with acrylic painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2019
Patron in Acrylic
photocopy of Patron in Pen with acrylic painted over it
10.5”x 6.5”
2019
Patrón in Pen
Ballpoint Pen
7”x4.5”
2020