Ed Hallborg

The New Idol

Artist Statement

Ed Hallborg began working as a carpenter and is a retired member of the Carpenters Union of Buffalo, NY. He holds a BS in Design from Buffalo State College. Ed currently serves as the Technical Director and Resident Designer for the Theatre Department of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has won awards for both his Set Design and Studio Art. He is a resident of WNY with a strong nostalgia for time spent in the Desert landscapes of the Southwest. My interest is mainly in an unusual form of applied cement I refer to as “Cement Painting” and the end product as a “glyph”. In a similar process to stucco, I take advantage of modern materials and techniques to execute a sort of predictive realism in a cement frieze. I am working with the idea that these cement/stone images will be the only records to tell our story to future civilizations many, many years from now. Exhibiting History: • ACWC Joint show with Brian J. Pfeiffer. “Glyphs”. October-November 2022 • Schweinfurth Members Show. Auburn, NY September-October 2022 • Genesee Orleans GOArt “Quiet Buildings” July-August 2022 • Springville, NY Artcrawl Juried Showing June 2022 • Hobart and William Smith Solarium Gallery “Quiet Buildings” February 2022 • Arts Council Wyoming County “Local Color” members show. January-March 2022 • Arts Council Wyoming County “Local Color” members show. January-March 2021 • Arts Council Wyoming County “Local Color” members show. January-February 2020 • Faculty Arts Show: “Remnants”. GCC Roz Steiner Gallery. Sept-November 2014 • Buffalo Infringement Festival: “Remnants” Space 224 Gallery: July - Aug 2012

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