E.K. Huckaby, Oxygen, 2010, Oil on panel, 25.5 x 25.5 x 1.25 inches
E. K. Huckaby
Department Of Dysiatrics
January 11 – February 9, 2013
Institute 193, Lexington
Institute 193 presents a solo exhibition of paintings and assemblages by the Atlanta-based artist E.K. Huckaby. The “department of dysiatrics,” a phrase coined by the artist, refers to the treatment of mistakes. Every painting, drawing, and sculpture by the artist is labeled with a Dept. tag and sequentially numbered.
Huckaby’s paintings and assemblages depict haunting imagery gleaned from out-of-print textbooks, anatomy manuals, found photographs, and other sources. He is able to translate simple, often antiquated subject matter into compositions imbued with mystery, humor, and a macabre mysticism.
A modern-day alchemist, Huckaby concocts his own paints, pigments, and glazes. His careful control over the technical details of his work allows him to amplify the subjective qualities of an image; his pieces are permeated with a sense of the uncanny.
This exhibition was presented in conjunction with the Atlanta gallery Poem 88.