Eric Shaw
Pure Mode

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April 1 – May 15, 2021


OPENING: Thursday, April 1st from 6-8pm

86 Walker Street, Tribeca


The Hole is proud to announce our first solo exhibition in Tribeca by Eric Shaw. His last solo show with us was cut short by the pandemic and was up when we went dark. A year later as we emerge from the haze and grow into a new second gallery space, we do so with joy and color and PURE MODE.

For this exhibition Shaw will exhibit ten vibrant new acrylic paintings throughout our new 1800 sq. ft. gallery. This body of work made during the fall and winter of pandemic times will bloom into spring on fresh walls at a fresh address! To go with our more modestly-sized space, and in accordance with our more delicate proportions, these paintings are petite and perfect. Mostly 2-3ft in size, the bulk of the show is not bulky: zippy with implied motion and exuberant in color activity, these paintings provide fresh exercise for your eyeballs.

Inventive shapes drawn from street signage, logos, biological diagrams and even his grandmother’s paintings, these canvases are pungent lozenges of activity. The artist chose “Pure Mode” to express his approach to painting “with no real plan and working through it with a natural instinct and knowledge of my own unconscious idiosyncrasies.” If you scan the QR code on the card you can hear the mix of new age and adult contemporary music that he listens to in the studio.


For press information please contact Olu & Company
For available works please contact Raymond Bulman

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Eric ShawI Examine My Surroundings, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 84 in, 193 x 213.4 cm

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Eric ShawInfinity Squoze, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in, 76 x 61 cm

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Eric ShawBrain Reality, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in, 76 x 61 cm

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Eric ShawDirect Response, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in, 76 x 61 cm

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Eric ShawLamden Tau, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 36 in, 107 x 91 cm

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Eric Shaw, C’mon Clues, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 36 in, 107 x 91 cm

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Eric ShawRalph’s Rhapsody, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 42 x 36 in, 107 x 91 cm

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Eric Shaw, Consequential Dormancy, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 42 in, 122 x 107 cm

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Eric ShawFront & Center, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 in, 127 x 127 cm

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Eric ShawThe Collector, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 72 in, 127 x 183 cm