Angle of head 2006
Angle of head 2006 Helen Maxwell Gallery at Silvershot
Finally, there are the words: "these people", "heart and soul", "nevertheless", "pissing in the river"… Such partial utterances run across and through and under the paintings' crossword boxes, their brevity and disconnectedness making them neither slogans nor aphorisms, but more like stifled complaints or muffled threats. The curt phrases balance meaning and emptiness, passion and platitude. In pictorial terms, it is testimony to Eaton's highly-tuned visual and conceptual sensitivities (and technical virtuosity) that she is able to hold the linguistic-textual content in humming tension with the abstract-formal surface. Neither element obtrudes. Neither side wins.
- exert from catalogue essay Bedrock Principles, David Hansen 2006
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