Eric Oglander

ERIC OGLANDER (b. 1987, Nashville, TN) is a self-taught sculptor based in Queens, NY whose practice is formally, structurally, and materially informed by his multifarious interests. Growing up fishing and hunting for arrowheads in the woods outside of Nashville, his work stems from a relationship with collecting, found objects, and primitive skill sets with a focus on minimal forms. A collector and dealer in folk art, he is attracted to and even romanticizes objects crafted without the explicit intention of viewership; objects that weren’t made to be consumed as artworks. His sculptural practice, often material experiments made within imagined parameters, alludes to these moments forged of necessity and happenstance. His work explores the intersection of the freedom of play and the intentionality of function.

Oglander has exhibited both nationally and internationally at Deli Gallery, New Release Gallery, Patrick Parrish Gallery, The Shed Space, and The Castle in New York; Poem 88 in Atlanta, GA; The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University; Institute 193 in Lexington, KY; Soho Revue Gallery and Cob Gallery in London. When he isn’t working on his own craft, Oglander works as an assistant to American sculptor, Robert Gober.

(Photo Credit: Tim Barber)