Where: Ro2 Art | Downtown
110 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201
When: March 21- April 4, 2020
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 21, 7-10 PM
Ro2 is pleased to present Imperfect Perfections, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Eben Lee Hall. The show will run from March 21 through April 4. There will be an opening reception held on Saturday, March 21 from 7-10:00 PM at Ro2’s Downtown gallery located at 110 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201.
Artist Eben Lee Hall, a graduate of UNT’s MFA program, investigates the concept of transience and imperfection through texture, form, and color. His unconventional process replicates the beauty found during the advancement of decomposition and metamorphosis.
I am endlessly seeking to explore possibilities with materials, texture, form, and color. The basis for this body of work began with inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the idea that everything is impermanent and thus ever-changing. I wanted to create objects that appear to be in the process of transformation and decay, and the inherent beauty to be found within the process.
About the Artist
My art is about a love for material, form, and process. I do not limit myself to one particular medium, but instead choose to experiment with a variety of materials including wood, steel, clay, paint, plaster, and Corian. I feel a partnership with the materials, and am energized as I see my work take shape through the processes of painting, welding, cutting, corroding, sanding, firing, and the use of CNC routers and laser cutters. Learning the nature of a material, how it behaves and reacts through manipulation and alteration, fascinates and leads me to new possibilities. I ask questions of the materials and seek to discover the answers. Can plaster be used to create a table? How will metal paint corrode if rock salt is introduced? What can be done with Corian in a laser cutter? My body of work includes furniture: chairs, tables, and lamps; sculptural forms: cast bronze and machine-altered Corian; and paintings: abstract and non-objective. I am avidly curious and allow new discoveries to lead to new projects, never imposing boundaries on myself.
About Ro2 Art
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.
All works will be on view from March 21 through April 4. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 21 from 7-10 PM at Ro2 Art, located at 110 N. Akard St. Dallas, TX 75201. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.
Jordan Roth, Ro2 Art
214.803.9575 // [email protected]