ARTS: It Could Be Worth Driving To White Center Saturday Night For This

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Innovative local pop culture Artist Eric Edwards will be holding not one, but TWO Art Shows starting this Saturday, May 21st in White Center – the first one at Dubsea Coffee, and the second at Company.

We had a chance to meet Eric at a recent networking meeting, and he showed us some of his art, which blew us away.

Eric uses found objects, mostly pop culture in nature, some kitschy, some bizarre, but all found, then when it’s all put together by him it’s suddenly incredible art – the kind you have to look at closeup to fully appreciate or understand.

Eric’s work will also be visible on the 3rd Saturday Art Walk; here are the details:

WHAT: Artwork of Eric Edwards

WHEN: Saturday, May 21 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: Two shows in White Center:

  1. Dubsea Coffee, located at 9910 8th Ave SW (Greenbridge).
  2. Company Bar, located at 9608 16th Ave SW.

“They are about 8 blocks apart and both on the White Center Gallery walk,” Eric said. “I will be at DubSea til about 7 and then up to Company.
Looking forward to seeing you.”

Here’s Eric’s bio from his Facebook Group Page:

Eric S. Edwards
b.1961, United States
Self taught

I work primarily in mixed media collage and found object assemblage.

I use pop culture advertising posters torn from buildings so far in Seattle, London, San Francisco, Miami and New York city. I like to use the garish colorful adverts and paper fragments in a painterly way and often the image themselves pull me off in unexpected ways. I really enjoy the spontaneity and sometime frustration of the collage process the losing of some image to some other other image, the juxtaposition of objects, the colors and textures.

I am very influenced by street art, graffiti murals, wheat pastes, tags and stickers. Influences also include Robert Rauschenberg, Max Ernst and Romere Bearden and lately Judith Supine and Michael Anderson.

Here are some more images of Eric’s art from his Flickr page:

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