The “gaze of narcissism, self-reflection, and intimate looks at moments that might otherwise go unnoticed” are Erica Day’s favorite topics to explore, as she revealed in a 2015 interview for Culture Magazine. In oils, Day portrays her subjects with a deft hand, balancing realistic detail with an expressionist view that distinguishes her work from photo-realism. In her ink paintings, Day’s vision takes on a different aesthetic: stark, monochromatic contrast and loose, abstracted figures.
Day was awarded her MFA in Painting and Drawing at University of Colorado Boulder in late summer 2017. She received a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2010. Her work has shown in several states, including her native Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado.
About the Exhibition
This biannual exhibition surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2017 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. The artists featured are working across a broad range of media - painting, drawing, sculptural installation, new media, and performance - and creating contemporary art in exciting and challenging ways. Great Expectations will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.