Lisa Ericson's "Border Crossing" @ Thinkspace 10/13-11/03

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Postby mfaith on Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:49 pm

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Project Room
October 13, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm

On view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Portland-based artist Lisa Ericson in Border Crossing. Ericson's meticulously rendered, hyperrealistic paintings are executed in acrylic on panel with the use of minute detailing brushes. She depicts supernatural amalgams of wild animals, everything from the surreal winged rodents she's fondly coined 'mouser-flies,' to entire, parasitical ecosystems perched weightlessly upon the backs of other creatures, each dramatically set against pitch black backgrounds. Technically breathtaking, the works are optically dizzying in their depth, color, intensity, and contrast. In Ericson's universe visual poetry abounds: a tree of monarchs emerges fantastically from the shell of a placid turtle host, while an entire miniature coral reef drags close behind on a beta's fins.

Ericson's works playfully consider the order and balance of natural bodies and systems through their reconfiguration. Recognizing the delicacy and interdependence of all natural infrastructures, the artist plays with their improbable remix, altering proportion and scale to fictional extremes. Through the creation of often whimsical hybrids, she considers the beginnings and ends of individual boundaries and collective frontiers, looking to the generative potential of thresholds and crossovers. Through the recombination of familiar parts, entirely new, beautifully abhorrent travelers are brought to life in Ericson's composite creature worlds.


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Postby mfaith on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:01 pm

All pieces from the show have been added to the DB: http://expressobeans.com/public/search. ... tist=15139
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Postby earlgreytoast on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 pm

Fantastic. It’s almost like Jacub Gagnon got really really good.
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Postby Codeblue on Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:23 am

earlgreytoast wrote:Fantastic. It’s almost like Martin Wittfooth got really really happy.

Fixed.
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