Eric Standley creates complex artworks from stacked, laser-cut paper that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Gallery Talk and Q&A with Artist Eric Standley
Friday, April 20 at 7pm at The Cultural Arts Center - No cost to attend!
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen welcomes artist Eric Standley on Friday, April 20th at 7pm for a Gallery Talk and Q & A to expand upon his current exhibition The Phi Decreed. Eric is known for his remarkably detailed laser-cut paper artworks that are created at the nexus of technology, mythology and geometry. Some of the works in the exhibit took over six months to draw! Come hear about how this wildly complex work was made, and what motivated their creation. His talk is free and open to the public.
The Phi Decreed incorporates phi sequencing and fractal scaling that is likely found in chromatin DNA packing. Eric is working with colleagues Dr. Alexey Onufriev, Professor of Computer Science and Physics (computational biophysics and modeling chromosome organization) and Dr. Igor Sharakhov, Associate Professor of Entomology (cell biology, cytogenetics and genomics) to inventively incorporate fractal architecture found at the fundamental building blocks of all life forms.
Eric Standley is an Associate Professor of Studio art at Virginia Tech. He has exhibited his cut paper artwork in over ninety galleries and museums around the world. He is represented by Victori + Mo of NYC, the Marta Hewett Gallery of Cincinnati, OH and Koji Miyajima of Media Force, Tokyo, Japan. His artworks are a part of the permanent collections of the Palace of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, the Scherenschnittmuseum of Vreden, Germany, and The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Eric lives and works in Blacksburg, VA.