September 13 - December 13, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Erin M. Riley.
From the gallery:
“Erin M. Riley, A Reminder of Being There, her first solo exhibition of new works with the gallery.
Erin M. Riley is a fiber artist who makes large-scale tapestries using a centuries-old hand weaving process. For her work, Riley sources yarn from shuttered textile mills around the United States; she then washes, strips and hand-dyes the wool before weaving on a Macomber loom. Her finely wrought wool and cotton weavings rely on implied narrative and personal history, ingeniously toggling between access and obscurity. This exhibition will feature her meticulously crafted, tapestries depicting intimate scenes that reflect on relationships, memories, fantasies, addiction, sexual violence and trauma.
“The images I weave are consumed and scrolled past at a speed that is maddening, but tapestry stays slow,” says Riley. At the same time, the process of sitting at the loom “allows for a total disconnect from the internet while also having a connection to binary and early computer technology.”
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