Eric Ford
Inept

June 8th - July 22nd, 2018

Opening reception, Friday June 8th, 5-9p.m.

 

The figures in my work occupy space in a variety of ways. They can loom awkwardly, cower
timidly, and stride forward clumsily. In every case they move with trepidation, embody
uncertainty, and hide behind their materiality and physical girth. I think of these faceless beings
as internal feelings reveal themselves in physical ways. The body language of the abstracted
figures asks for self reflection while functioning in a way that is more bodily than cognitive.
Vulnerable in existence, stability of the forms themselves is brought into question. Long spindly
legs depict fragility while squatted bodies represent ineptitude. These figures stem from a state
of being I am all too familiar with.