ERIC SLAYTON

 

169 VT ROUTE 100 NORTH

Wilmington Vermont 05363

 

T. 631 . 935 . 3135

REPRESENTATION AND SHOWROOMS

 

HOLLY HUNT 7 locations                 2010 - PRESENT

ROOM  NEW YORK                         2010 - PRESENT

WEXLER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA           2017 - PRESENT

NES CREATIVE  NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES    2016 - 2019

Russell Steele INT EAST HAMPTON. NY    2006 - PRESENT

ABC HOME  NEW YORK                     2007 - 2012

CJ PETERS INTERIORS  NEW YORK          2007 - 2009

HB HOME  WESTPORT . CT                 2008 - 2010

FORD & CHING  LOS ANGELES              2009 - 2011

MECOX GARDENS  SOUTHAMPTON . NY        2009 - 2013

CALYPSO HOME INTERNATIONAL             2010 - 2012

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

 

New Apostle Gallery, Brooklyn                 2020

SCOPE ART FAIR, MIAMI                         2019

COLLECTIVE DESIGN, NEW YORK            2017 - 2018

Salon ART AND DESIGN, nyc                     2017

CYNTHIA REEVES GALLERY / MASS MOCA            2016

CYNTHIA REEVES GALLERY / ART MIAMI            2016

ICFF . NYC                                    2016

X CONTEMPORARY, Miami FL                      2015

CYNTHIA REEVES GALLERY / LONDON ART FAIR      2015

SARA NIGHTINGALE GALLERY, SAG HARBOR NY       2015

WANTED DESIGN  NYC                            2014      INTERNATIONAL CONT FURN FAIR           2008 - 2013

GLORIA NAFTALI GALLERY  NYC                   2013

GALERIE JOSEPH / PARIS DESIGN WEEK            2013

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST SHOW  NYC                2012

A + D MUSEUM  LOS ANGELES. CA                 2012

DWELL ON DESIGN     LOS ANGELES. CA           2009

BRONX RIVER ART CENTER    BRONK, NY           2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

JENNIFER POST MODERN                          2019

LUXE INTERIOR DESIGN                   2016 - 2019

OBJEKT - GERMAN                               2017

DWELL MAGAZINE                                2017

RUM ID                                        2016 

MAGAZINE                                      2016

DWELL MAGAZINE                                2016

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST                          2016

SURFACE MAGAZINE                              2016

HUFFINGTON POST                               2016

ICON                                          2016

WALL STREET JORNAL MAGAZINE                   2016

THE WORK MAGAZINE                             2016

INTERIORS                                     2015

CONNECTICUT COTTAGES AND GARDENS              2008

ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER                          2008

OBJEKT MAGAZINE                               2008

Merging Art and Nature

 

Eric draws from his passion for nature in creating his minimalist, organic, sculptural works.  For fourteen years, he has been designing and fabricating his ideas using an assortment of bold “repurposed” and "industrial" sourced materials. Originally from a studio in Brooklyn, but more recently he moved back to Marlboro Vermont.  Each of his pieces are truly unique because he highlights the richness of tones and textures embedded in the discerning material pallet of his projects.

Wishing to share his artistic passion, in 1999 Eric founded a community-based photography center, The Vermont Center for Photography, which still is an important part of the southern Vermont arts community.  While living in Vermont, he also began working for international artist and designer Michael Singer.  As a friend and lead fabricator for Singer’s large installations, he honed his micro sense to detail and was also encouraged to creatively branch out.  This hatched the idea of merging his unique personal story into designing furniture and exploring sculpture.

He began by generating a list of descriptive words to use as guiding principles – words such as dynamic energy, organic elements, and clean intentional lines.  In time he added words like rich, steeped, and time-marinated.  The resulting synthesis is an aesthetic that truly encapsulates his vision.  Slayton uses recognizable industrial materials such as thick steel plates including corten, large form cast concrete columns, and recovered structural wood blocks and planks.  He combines these rough raw textures with more refined elements of polished bronze and cast aluminum, mirrored stainless steel, glass, and even animal hide. 

 

The delicate balance between the “rough and refined” requires his skilled eye, and each decision about leaving or removing the materials random character is conscious and deliberate.  The resulting pieces have an unassuming simplicity that is well described by a Japanese construct known as Wabi-Sabi, which roughly translates to “a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.  At the end of the day Eric produces pieces that he is personally moved by.  Feeling gratification in the unfolding stories that he creates and the personal growth that results from his mediations and practice.  Slayton’s clients also tend to be driven by the same motivations and desire to surround themselves with an unassuming simplicity that is honest, thought provoking, and alive.

His creations to date represent only the first few upper most layers of a thick rich bed of creative detritus. He takes his work seriously with a humble and mindful approach.

Reader's Note: Eric also continues to teach and study birds whenever there is an opportunity.

 

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