From One Place to the Next | Erik Otto
September 21 - October 7, 2017
New York, NY
(between Walker St. and White St.)
Nearest Trains: 6, N, Q, R, W, J, Z.
Open Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6 - 9pm
Yoga Session 1: Saturday, September 23, 10 - 11am
Short-Film Screening: Thursday, September 28, 6 - 9pm
Yoga Session 2: Saturday, September 30, 10 - 11am
Artist Talk / Closing Reception: Thursday, October 5, 7 - 10pm
Erik Otto recently decided to relocate from San Francisco to New York City, and was compelled to make a body of work in the moments prior, during, and immediately after this time of transition. In June, Otto produced a show in San Francisco that marked the halfway point. From One Place To The Next is the end result of the six month personal journey in which he faced challenge, reflection, uncertainty, and growth.
“What we believe to be true creates our reality. Through our individual experiences we develop our unique perspectives. Yet, like turning on a light in a dimly lit room, so easily those perspectives can alter. Additionally, we each possess the power to change our perspectives, to see beauty in the struggle or even accept the darkest of times as meaningful moments of growth. So much of our lives seem to be based on our perspective…yet things aren’t always what they seem. What we see is often the result of the way we see.” -- Erik Otto
On Opening Night, Otto will unveil an all new body of work consisting of mixed-media paintings and sculptures with neon lights. Following the opening, there will be a series of events in collaboration with his peers featuring live music, a film screening, a pop-up retail space, and yoga sessions. During the final week of the exhibit, Otto will host an Artist Talk & Closing Reception to celebrate the finish of this project, and the beginning of what is to come.
For more information about the project and an Event Schedule Page, please visit: http://erikotto.com/fromoneplacetothenext/
About the Artist
Erik Otto is a mixed-media artist who has been working professionally in the creative disciplines of painting, sculpture and site-specific installation for over 12 years. Otto has held exhibitions nationally in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC and internationally in Vancouver, Mexico City, and Berlin. He was selected for the SF Recology Artist-in-Residence Program, received the VSCO Artist Initiative Grant, and produced work for YBCA Bay Area Now 7. He currently has work held in the private collections of the Grand Hyatt, Microsoft, LinkedIn, One Medical Group, and Uber.
Avid cyclist, explorer of the outdoor world, and firm believer of taking risks, he once self-initiated a six month long artist residency in the middle of Mexico City that resulted in a pop-up exhibition in an abandoned building just prior to its demolition.
Otto grew up in the South Bay Area, lived in San Francisco for 12 years, and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
For more about Erik, email him at email@example.com, check out his website, or follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
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