Reunion as Assemblage: Alumni Exhibition
Aughinbaugh Gallery, Messiah College
Grantham, PA, Sept-Oct 2016
An alumni show of artists chosen by current faculty members. The exhibition includes work by James Erikson, Meredith Hoffheins, Raymond Padron, and Angelina Prestel in a variety of media: paintings, drawings, sculptures, installation, and video.
James Erikson: Some Trees
Brooklyn, NY, Jan 8-Feb 6, 2016
Solo show of painting, collage, and sculpture. This exhibition explores themes related to John Ashbery's poem of the same title, Some Trees. Erikson's interests in nature, architecture, and literature combine to create an exciting, coterminous body of work reflective of the fundamental idea of trees as both the line in drawing and painting throughout history, and as a stand-in for the body or self.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
New York, NY, Jan 4-Feb 1, 2014
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Eight Painters, a group exhibition organized by painter Paul Behnke, presenting new and recent abstract work by Karen Baumeister, Behnke, Karl Bielik, James Erikson, Matthew Neil Gehring, Dale McNeil, Brooke Moyse, and Julie Torres.
Philadelphia, PA, Jan 26-Feb 23, 2013
LGTripp Gallery is pleased to present recent works by Philadelphia-based artists James Erikson and Timothy Gierschick in their first solo exhibitions at LGTG. James Erikson’s Quartet series has an architectural feel to it as he pulls from the world described in Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet. For Erikson, art is a conduit linking the contemporary to the past. Within Erikson’s paintings geometric forms overlap and jostle for space hinting to the alleyways and archways of an energetic and ancient city. A nod to the painting process and his love of color, brushstrokes of dense shapes overlap with subtle variations. Erikson writes, “My paintings aren’t about particular monuments or monoliths but I do want them to function on a similar, basic human level emotionally.” Within Quartet, new expanding and contracting emotional landscapes vibrate as colors contrast and compliment each other in dueling yet peaceful formations.