VA: 801 Boush St, Norfolk, 23510
NYC: 304 E 91st St, New York, 10128

Erin Schwinn

Erin Schwinn’s, rich and intricate work utilizes detailed patterning as a method of exploration into complex thoughts, situations and emotions. These explorations, rather than ending in some kind of satisfying resolution, lead only to new questions. The works are obsessively patterned in most minute detail. The colors and patterns at first seem “girly” and innocent, yet on closer inspection one discovers a visceral uneasiness, causing one’s experience of the work to change as one moves closer or further away. The work is organic and on going. In her most recent work, Schwinn has abandoned the artificial confines of the sheet of paper and has allowed her works to crawl over the structural surface on which she finds herself working. These installations are made up of much smaller works, each piece a complete work in itself, much like the biological systems that Schwinn finds herself drawn to.

“ I am heavily influenced by the patterns in our bodies – the cells, veins, the muscles. These patterns enter my work because they are intriguing and slightly repellent. I like this duality, this beautiful grossness”

 

 
Beneath the Trees, 36 X 44 ins
ink, photocopy, tissue paper and acrylic on paper
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Beneath the Trees
detail
 
Forest, 9 X 12in
gouache, ink, linoleum block print, on paper
sold
 
Forrest
    detail
 
Forrest
    detail
 
Fortify  30 X 44in gouache, graphite ,gel pen on paper
 
Fortify detail
 
Fortify detail
 
Fortify (detail)
 
Fortify (detail)
 
Border Land, 18X24in gouache, graphite and gel pen on paper
sold
 
Border Land (detail)
 
Temple Land 30 X 44in gouache,graphite,gel pen on paper
sold
 
Temple Land, detail
 
Prize Winning
 
Unsound
 
Spores (installation) 57.5 X 78.75 57.5 X 78.75 54.5 X 78.75in, tissue paper, rubber cement, paint marker on plastic sheeting
 
Tulip Swarm
 
Ferris Wheel
60 X 24in ink and gel pen on paper on board
 
Spores detail.I
 
Spores detail II
 
Spores detail IV
 
Spores (day time detail)
 
Balloons, 9.5 X 33.5in gouache on paper
 
Balloons, detail
 
The Trellis, 9.5 X 43in gouache on paper
 
Trellis, detail
 
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