Erin M Riley’s ‘Crimson Landslide’ @ Space 1026

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Artist, Erin M Riley’s weaved portraits of Selfies are generally a window into a newer expression of female identity – grappling with issues on how women perceive themselves and how we want others to see us.  Her new solo show Crimson Landslide at Philadelphia Gallery, Space 1026 definitely shows off the continued mastery of her craft – the detailing on her pieces always becoming more complex. Though Crimson’s imagery might make some uncomfortable, peering into a more personal dialogue on the habits, objects of regimen, necessities and stresses of women’s everyday lives – it’s a truer sense of the things we can’t control via our smartphone cameras.

 

Crimson Landslide / February 7th – 21st, 2014

Space 1026
1026 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

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Check out our past article on Erin Riley.

Robert Pruitt’s Women

 

Robert Pruitt

I finally got my butt over to Studio Museum in Harlem for the Robert Pruitt exhibit: Women. Jaw dropping would be an accurate description of my countenance as I entered the exhibit hall. Being familiar with Pruitt’s work didn’t prepare me for the overall size of his drawings. These large scale charcoal images are stunning in their use of color and detailing. The women stand captured in their individual graces along with vibes from Pruitt’s combination of other worldly elements, a play of street styles and other geeky references that keep the drawings feeling fresh and relevant.

The exhibit left Oct 27th, 2013, but there are some really kick-ass remnants like this gif from the highly addictive Museum Gifs.
Studio Museum in Harlem. 144 West 125th Street. New York, New York 10027

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