Eric Wesley
Daily Progress Status Reports
4 Sep – 4 Oct 2014
Bortolami

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Eric Wesley, Daily Progress Status Reports, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2014

An artist who often thematizes various rubrics of success and failure, Wesley’s newest works are large paintings that depict Daily Progress Status Reports. Each DPS is a blank form for assigning and evaluating the efficiency of a workday; broken up by the hours of the day (from 10:00 am and 6:00 pm), it has space for delegating an “assignment” for each hour and a box to note whether or not these tasks have been finished satisfactorily. Wesley’s paintings show these DPS worksheets after they have been “completed”: scribbled on, evaluated, crumpled up, stained, faded and folded.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #7 (J17-1)

DPS #7 (J17-1), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #21 (Landscape With Train)

DPS #21 (Landscape With Train), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #4

DPS #4, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #12 (Who’s Afraid of Bleach)

DPS #12 (Who’s Afraid of Bleach), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #3 (Ether)

DPS #3 (Ether), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #24 (Knight Leaning Toward the Right)

DPS #24 (Knight Leaning Toward the Right), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #14 (Plymouth Rock Landing on the US Constitution)

DPS #14 (Plymouth Rock Landing on the US Constitution), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #9 (Pomegranate)

DPS #9 (Pomegranate), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #22 (The Mountain, the Fence and the Bear)

DPS #22 (The Mountain, the Fence and the Bear), 1985

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #20 (Power Blob)

DPS #20 (Power Blob), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #8 (Enterprise With No Sails)

DPS #8 (Enterprise With No Sails), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #10 (Orion the Commuter)

DPS #10 (Orion the Commuter), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #11 (Complete Ass Holes)

DPS #11 (Complete Ass Holes), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #16 (The Composer’s Ear)

DPS #16 (The Composer’s Ear), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #18 (Subway Study 1)

DPS #18 (Subway Study 1)

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #1 (American Quarter Horse)

DPS #1 (American Quarter Horse), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #6 (Bank, Lunch, Pu)

DPS #6 (Bank, Lunch, Pu), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #17 (Transfer Site)

DPS #17 (Transfer Site), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #2 (Bounty on the Mutiny)

DPS #2 (Bounty on the Mutiny), 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled DPS #15 (Vestibule)

DPS #15 (Vestibule), 2014

Press

Lucy Li ERIC WESLEY Daily Progress Status Reports Brooklyn Rail October 2014