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Eric Helvie
For Eric Helvie’s first-ever artistic foray, he painted sci-fi tinged portraits of his friends, and after years exploring other subjects, he has returned to his roots. Reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s canvases, Helvie reports that his work “contends with the act of seeing, obsessive looking, and optical ambiguity.” His paintings interact with their surroundings and gain meaning with each new context.