Wexler Gallery

Eric Slayton

  • Gravity Chair, 2018
    Blackened and waxed steel plate
    48 x 23.5 x 26.5 in
  • Gravity Chair, 2018
    Blackened and waxed steel plate
    48 x 23.5 x 26.5 in
  • Gravity Console, 2018
    Weathered and waxed steel plate
    80.5 x 11 x 33.5 in
  • Gravity Console, 2018
    Weathered and waxed steel plate
    80.5 x 11 x 33.5 in
  • Gravity Bench, 2018
    Blackened and waxed steel plate
    90.5 x 11 x 14.5 in
  • Gravity Bench, 2018
    Blackened and waxed steel plate
    90.5 x 11 x 14.5 in
  • Harpoon Light, 2017
    Patinated Cor-Ten steel, LED light
    2 x 2.5 x 106 in
  • Harpoon Light, 2017
    Patinated Cor-Ten steel, LED light
    2 x 2.5 x 106 in

The progression and pattern of Eric Slayton’s creative exploration continues to give recognition to tried and true historical building techniques. Incorporating the elegant mortise and tenon joinery techniques used for many generations by woodworkers and builders were his goal in this collection. The simplicity, functionality and beauty retain its relevance even today amongst the modern advances in structural engineering and material design. The collection applies these beautiful techniques to 1” thick steel plates, which weigh 42 pounds each per square foot. Each plate is precisely cut so that they will slip together without much force or manipulation and once the sections are positioned together, gravity will lock the sections in place. Nothing more than that.