Eric Viet, “Country Instrument”


319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA


Eric Veit

Country Instrument

November 6 – 28, 2009

Opening: Friday November 6th, 6-10pm


AHN|VHS presents new sculpture and works on paper by Eric Veit. This body of work features readymade materials and studio ephemera repositioned and reconsidered outside of their intended states and uses. Placed within the gallery these objects are imbued with a new aura and alternate function. At the center of Veit’s installation is his “Country Instrument”, a homemade instrument composed of bottle caps which cover a large stick. “The country instrument (is) the object that you just give to the most unskilled person in a group of musicians.” Says Veit “The instrument is an object of very minimal means and serves as a record of having drunk however many beverages it takes to fill the stick.”
Eric Veit lives and works in Philadelphia. His work was most recently included in Vox V at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. He has also exhibited at Gallery TK in Northampton, MA, The Harold Johnson Gallery at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and at The Norfolk Gallery at Yale University, Norfolk, CT. Veit received his BA from Hampshire College in 2008, and attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in 2007.



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About AHN|VHS: Gallery owners Julianne Ahn and Lauren van Haaften-Schick are Philadelphia-based artists and arts professionals. In addition to monthly exhibitions AHN|VHS features a curated flat file of works on paper, and editions in all media on our store shelves. All artwork is available for viewing and for sale in the gallery and at

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