David Eckard performance photos
David Eckard, 2010 Bronson Fellow, offered a public performance on October 18. The performance, titled A Simple Act of Maintenance, took place inside the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery.
Eckard’s performance was part of a series of events related to the Hoffman Gallery’s Fall 2011 exhibition, Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years. The exhibition (Sept. 7-Dec. 11) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Bonnie Bronson Fund and debuts new work by some of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential contemporary artists.
View images from the performance below (click to expand each image).
About David Eckard
David Eckard is a sculptor, performer, and artist who works on paper. Through his performances, costumes, interventions, and inventions, he investigates conditions of masculinity, identity, endurance, authority, and absurdity. He shows his work nationally and internationally. He was the subject of a single-artist exhibition at The Art Gym in 2003 and was in the 2006 Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Art in America, Artnews, and Sculpture.