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June 3rd
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The Hideout: Recent Paintings by Edmund Merricle

The Hideout: Recent Paintings by Edmund Merricle

Join us for the gallery's public opening reception of our newest exhibition, The Hideout: Recent Paintings by Edmund Merricle on Friday, May 19th from 6-8 PM! 

The exhibition is on view from May 19th-June 18th, 2023. 

Edmund's work is a reflection of his internal struggles and a journey towards understanding the language of painting and drawing. He approaches each piece with an improvisational spirit, allowing the shapes and forms to develop organically from previous works, then disrupted and reassembled. This process allows him to explore the relationship between perception and abstraction, and the tension between chaos and order. The images and marks are layered with multiple meanings, and the figures, animals, or heads in his work are connected to himself but are not intended to be self-portraits. Instead, they represent the universal human experience of uncertainty and vulnerability. The artist's anxious sensibilities inform his process, as he moves paint around the canvas, scrapes, and layers, constantly revisiting and revising his decisions. This creates a sense of restlessness in his work, reflecting the constant push and pull of life. Edmund earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and his MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Edmund lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Saturday, June 3
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Wednesday, June 7
  • Thursday, June 8
  • Friday, June 9
  • Saturday, June 10
  • Tuesday, June 13
  • Wednesday, June 14
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Friday, June 16
  • Saturday, June 17