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Erin Parton

Untitled 1

2010, Oil on canvas, 25"w x 22"h

In my practice, I employ landscape painting as a device through which to explore the persistence of romantic yearnings for untouched nature — the great unknown — in a world that has been entirely dominated by humans. As a compositional starting point, I haphazardly arrange industrial materials such as Styrofoam, metal, scrap wood, paper and plastic against a backdrop of reflective mylar. I then photograph not the materials themselves, but their ever-shifting, distorted, unfamiliar reflections, seeking landscape-like images from the disorder. Once found, these images undergo further transformation through the painting process, resulting in works that are unrecognizable, material remainders of a now distant, ultra-mediated ‘real’.

 

Erin Parton - Untitled 1

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.