The Jules Maeght Gallery is proud to present DAVE EGGERS: IDAHO, a solo exhibition of newly commissioned work made specifically for the gallery space and organized by Jules Maeght and Natasha Boas. Dave Eggers is represented by Electric Works.
Dave Eggers has been known for his works on paper and wood that usually involve renderings of animals paired with text. This new show at the Jules Maeght Gallery vastly expands Eggers’ repertoire to include sculptures made of steel and fur, interactive kinetic works, oil on canvas, acrylic on wood, and installation. “The Jules Maeght Gallery is such an inspiring space”, Eggers says. “Its size and light freed me up to take on some projects I’d been thinking about for a long time.” Using the loose theme of Idaho as a starting point, the show will invite viewers to participate. “There will be a number of pieces that people can interact with, including the pedicab”. For the show, Eggers has converted a working pedicab into an operable sculpture made of reclaimed steel. The show will also feature large-scale oil paintings, a multi-panel narrative work, and a wall of mounted animal heads. “The taxidermy will be a little different than what you expect,” Eggers says. The animals will appear lifelike and will have an interactive element, but do not use any animal matter.