“Erika Ranee will exhibit a series of large and smaller-scale abstract paintings and works on paper featuring complex, layered compositions that evoke the complex, interrelated territories of the interior self and the urban environment. Her diverse and often unconventional media include brightly colored pigments, metallic paint, tape, leaves, shellac, and plastic – materials that act as reminders of everyday life while also providing rich surfaces for visual exploration. Ranee’s compositions are also marked by controlled accidents, the result of pouring paint of shellac over her canvases, or of removing materials that leave ambiguous marks on her surfaces. As Ranee has stated, “As I build layers, I’m thinking about the interplay between materials, and histories. I can pull tape off and leave the remnants of it. The shapes become a history of that. The histories build up. Sometimes you don’t even see it, and sometimes you open a window onto it. The painting always pushes back.”
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Project Room at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
June 27, 2018
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