LOREN ERDRICH
These figures embody a purposeful messiness, an aesthetic of achieved imperfection. Ambivalence is key – not as a negative or unsure quality, but as in doing more than one thing in a place that demands a singular kind of response. Characters shift quickly from beautiful to disturbing and back without implicitly valuing one side over the other. Ideals and expectations of femininity are subverted through their distortion.

The materials reflect the work’s humanity and vulnerability. They act as triggers for actions, for reinterpreting seemingly finite information. Often visual decisions arise out of necessity or limitation. Value is dependent upon integrity.

This work is heavy with desire - for intimacy, communication, a validation of mutual existence or non-existence. It’s unhesitatingly figural and deeply personal; a visual poetry on the complexities of human relationships.