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Fri, Sep 10


Santa Fe

Artist Reception: Erin Currier

Passion, Pathos, and the Human Potential ERIN CURRIER • Preparatory ¡Flamenco Dancer! IV • Pen, ink, china marker, and gouache on paper • Image: 18.5"h x 12.5"w, framed: 21"h x 15"w Artist Reception: Friday, September 10th from 5 – 7 pm

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Artist Reception: Erin Currier
Artist Reception: Erin Currier

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT

Santa Fe, 544 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

Erin Currier - Passion, Pathos, and the Human Potential

ON DISPLAY at Blue Rain Gallery

September 10 – October 2, 2021

My artistic practice has taken me on a lifelong “shoestring” adventure—packed with action and magic—that has variously found me training in Beijing with Kung Fu masters; tango dancing in Buenos Aires; in riots in Chile; eating dinner on dirt floors with Tibetan exiles in Nepal and at the dinner tables of famed filmmakers in Italy; on the couches of Panthers and Weather Underground; in medicinal ceremonies in the Amazonian jungle; at Tahrir Square with a million Egyptians... I am a humanist artist: unapologetically narrative, and for whom art and the social world are inseparable. I use the proceeds of the sales of my art to witness the world firsthand—i.e.-when I sell a painting, I buy a plane ticket and go!

It all began with a natural integration of my sociopolitical beliefs with a sheer joy of art-making, and has since developed into an artistic praxis by which I integrate the human realm- its individuals, cultures, and struggles- with its refuse, in order to address the issues I feel most passionate about. I have been to more than 50 countries, immersing myself, to the best of my abilities, in the daily life of countries like Nepal and Nicaragua, cities such as Istanbul and Caracas, studying languages, getting around on foot or by bus, sketching, making friends, and collecting disinherited commercial “waste”. Inevitably I return to my studio in Santa Fe, NM, to create series of works that are exhibited and collected internationally.

-Erin Currier

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