Solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Erin Trefry. The show will feature a series of new works including paintings, assemblage and sculptures that are composed of various materials including oil paint, ceramics and sartorial objects such as clothing, shoes, and handbags.
As a kind of personal archaeology, her latest works use materials from family: her father's sweatshirt, her mother's purse handles, her grandmother's shoes, and drawer pulls from the family's home. Deconstructed wicker, acrylic and leather fragments are knotted together with zip ties to metallic ceramic pieces. The symmetrical crustacean-like forms look flayed or dissected, mask-like or pelvic. About the size of an armored breastplate, each work has a spine. Some of the assemblages sit on panels of stretched fabric and some directly on the wall. Some works are bound with rope or have braided lengths falling from their surfaces. Meant to make us think about our human form, they reference the body's interior and exterior with skin and bone concealed and strategically revealed.