On Saturday, April 28th, there will be an exhibition of constructions by Erin Walrath in the Main Galleries. The work will be on display through May 20th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 28th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Unto (the blue study,) 2018, book covers, archival adhesive, approx 20 x 14 x 2 inches
“Somewhere at the heart of my process are memories I cannot quite access, holes that are trying to be mended, an attempt at making sense of things. I see incidental beauty in the worn surface of objects, such as discarded books, that have been battered by time and will soon be rendered obsolete. I dismantle and distill them in the studio, ending up with pieces that feel to me like pixels, brush strokes or individual figures which may then be gathered together to invoke new meaning. In this way, my studio practice often feels like an homage to the comforting processes of nature, which pull simultaneously both inward and outward, constantly rising out of and returning to the most basic of elements.”
Erin Walrath, 2018