ON VIEW: JUNE 27 - AUGUST 12, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 27 | 7-9PM
CURATED BY: ELIZABETH FERRER
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.”
Erika Ranee is a painter with a studio based in Brooklyn. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, she attended the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) seminar program at the Bronx Museum as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was a 2009/10 Artist-in-Residence at the Abrons Arts Center, and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2011/12, Ranee has exhibited her work extensively in New York, including at the Bronx Museum, The Last Brucennial/2014, The Parlour Bushwick, and BravinLee Programs. She also had a recent solo debut at LMAKgallery, NY. Her work has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, and in Brooklyn, at Storefront Ten Eyck, FiveMyles Gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery (TSA/NY) and David & Schweitzer Contemporary.
The Project Room, located adjacent to the Gallery in BRIC House is an added resource for video work, BRIC's emerging curator program, small-scale exhibitions and experimental curatorial projects.