May 15th - June 12th 2022
Opening Reception with musical performance by New Bridge: Sunday May 15th 4 pm
Of the sun
Woodbrey’s work seeks to parse the fused and knotted qualities of the current global environmental crisis as examined through objects, the landscape, and the relationships between bodies and architectures, presented, piece by piece, as a study of fabricated and naturally occurring units of space and time.
“It is the practice of becoming so fluid, liquid in state… I don’t know if you know this, but the cover of the current issue of Time Magazine says: ‘Fusion. Free energy for everyone, everywhere.’ I was very attracted to this, so I started reading the article. Basically, it said that fusion is very difficult to achieve. That people have been trying to achieve these technologies since the ’20s, when it was first discovered that atoms could be made to fuse. And the reason it is difficult is because atoms don’t want to fuse. They repel each other because they are the same, and things that are the same repel each other. First thought: Our society, our world, is becoming homogenous, so everyone is repelling everybody else. So how can you put the things that repel each other into a state that is what they call a “fourth state,” which is neither liquid, neither solid, neither gas? I think it’s the state of poetry that I say is a state that is beyond space and time. That’s what I call the transparent state that is in between all those. And in the article they say, in atomic terms, that is what happens in the heart of the sun.”
– Cecilia Vicuña, Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja by Camila Marambio and Cecilia Vicuña
Often involving a dialog on contemporary ecological discourse and new materialisms, Erin Woodbrey’s work asks essential questions about how the functions of objects and space inform, mirror, and tend to the human condition and more broadly, conditions of being.
Erin was in residence for one week starting May 9th, making a site-specific work inspired by her recent bodies of work The Carrier Bag Series (2022) and The Continuing and Spreading Results of an Event or Action (2021).
Erin Woodbrey is a New England-based artist whose body of interdisciplinary work utilizes sculpture, printmaking, photography, and time-based media.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Here After (with Megan Biddle), Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA; Expo Chicago (with Wilder Alison), Gaa Gallery, Chicago, IL; 201 Telephone Box Gallery, St. Andrews, Scotland; The Fragment Series, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Quill Isn’t Staying Now, with Dani Leventhal ReStack, Gaa Projects, Cologne, Germany; Leg, Limber, Lumber, Limb, Higgins Art Gallery at Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA; Time Mothers, Gaa Gallery Provincetown, MA; Material Studies, Arena Gallery, Liverpool, UK; and Air of Another Planet, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
Woodbrey’s work has been included group exhibitions at Cry Baby, Berlin, Germany; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME; SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland; Greylight Projects, Hoensbroek, Netherlands USA; Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, USA; International Print Center, New York, NY, and Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, among others.
Woodbrey received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. In 2007 she completed a BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, where she also was the recipient of a 2017-18 Traveling Fellowship.
Pricing and further documentation available on request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All work is copyright of the artist(s) 2022.