Erica Green is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on the “seemingly unending process of repairing and rebuilding one's self”. Working with fibers and thread in a meditative and obsessive manner, her large-scale sculptural works gradually become a visual accumulation of the time it takes to heal. As she states, “Looking back, the viewer sees that this fundamental human undertaking is simultaneously strong and fragile, messy and disciplined, heavy and light. This work tries to find comfort in such fraught moments.”
Green received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska and completed a two-year post-baccalaureate program at the University of Colorado. Her work includes solo and group exhibitions in notable galleries such as RULE Gallery, Redline Contemporary, The Diary Center for the Arts and The Arvada Center for the Arts. In 2019, she was awarded the Director’s Award in “The Art of the State” show at Arvada Center for the Arts in Arvada, CO and received Honorable Mention in the “Contemporary Art Survey” at the Lincoln Center Gallery in Fort Collins, CO. She has participated in artistic residency programs around the country including a fellowship at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Erica Green lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
Curatorial Statement by Daisy McGowan, Director of the Galleries of Contemporary Art
Great Expectations is the fourth in a series of biannual survey exhibitions featuring emergent career artists living and working in a specific geographic area of Colorado. Over a two year period, I was privileged to conduct numerous studio visits connecting with artists working up and down the I-25 Front Range corridor in Colorado. The eleven invited artists are exploring and innovating through their respective practices, pushing the contemporary art field as a result. While by no means exhaustive, Great Expectations highlights artists working and living in the most populated areas of the state which have undergone dramatic growth and change in the past two years.
The 2020 edition of Great Expectations features new work in a range of media, including painting, sculptural installation, monumental fiber art, video and new media including Virtual Reality technologies at our downtown Colorado Springs gallery site.
This exhibition aims to introduce our audiences to some of the brightest artists working along the Front Range corridor today, from whom we can surely expect great things.
Erica Green, Drifting, knotted fibers , 2018. Dimensions variable. Photo: Wes Magyar