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The Vet by Erin Anderson, Oil on Copper, 30x36
 
OBJECT 
 
ERIN ANDERSON
 
Solo Exhibition
November 2 - December 8, 2017
 
Opening Reception 
Thursday, November 2, 6:00-9:00pm
 
Meet the Artist @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm
 
 
Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Object, a solo exhibition of recent work by Erin Anderson. Erin is a realist artist whose oils portray the human figure ensconced in biomorphic copper abstractions. Her work explores modern paradigms of human relationships to one another and the environment. Secondary themes in her work explore modern issues of gender, identity and body image. Women have long been the focus of figurative artists throughout history. Often stripped of their natural identity they are expected to embody societal ideals and abstract philosophies. This exhibition seeks to address that thinking by showcasing the individual portraits of women, including a self-portrait of the artist, who are not meant to represent anything other than themselves. This show examines our inherent struggles with female objectification and offers a presentation of the female nude, as she is, representing only what she wants, and asking the viewer to be accepting.
 
 
ARTIST BIO 
 
Erin Anderson: (b. 1987, Waterville, Ohio) has exhibited widely throughout the United States. Most notably exhibiting in such institutions as The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI and The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA among others. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions and is found in collections throughout the country. She is represented by Dacia Gallery in New York.   
 
ARTIST STATEMENT 
 
I am inspired by complex dynamics and relationships within individuals and groups. Working on copper sheet, my compositions remain anchored in representational figure painting juxtaposed by abstraction. The metal substrate and paint work in concert to communicate layers or levels of reality: one that is easily perceived and directly in front of us and one that can be felt and is dynamic or changing. To explore the connective nature of our experience, I make visual comparisons between the figure and systems in nature. I find that studying the ways in which nature is connected informs the ways I create atmosphere within and around my subjects. The ensuing work is an exploration of our relationships to one another and our fundamental connection with the environment. 
 
 
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