Erika deVries’ solo exhibition, “An Enlarged Heart,” at at my art prospects takes language and light as central forms and metaphor with new works in neon, lenticular, photo etching, and embroidery. deVries is a photography, performance and video artist and a full time faculty member at New York University, Tisch School of The Arts.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public events and performances. deVries’ new work is narrative and responds to cyclical transformations from girlhood, womanhood, and motherhood.
The rhythms of daily living while exploring the nature of presence and absence in her effort to reconcile the loss including that of a family friend who died from complications due to an enlarged heart.
At a time when a loved one was experiencing fear and anxiety, deVries learned a Kundalini Yoga exercise that involves breathing in the sufferer’s pain in order to breathe out, and back, love.
“Our Infinite Capacity For Love are words that have bound me to the people of my life: the family, friends, and others, past and present that I admire. This exhibition is in their tribute,” she writes.
The Brooklyn resident has lectured and exhibited internationally. She recently had a solo exhibition”Your Mother Is In The Basement” at LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
deVries’s work will be included in the upcoming publication “The M Word, Real Mother’s In Contemporary Art,” edited by Myrel Chernick,.
Collateral Gallery Events Arranged by Erika deVries:
Performances of Love Songs: ( during Opening Reception) Thursday, March 18, 6pm and 6:30pm
Artist’s talk with Amy Sadao: Saturday, March 27, noon
Kundalini Meditation Workshop: Saturday, April 3, 10am
rsvp required before April 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
Begin at the Beginning: noon, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16.
The artist invites you to join in the public performance of being a beginner. Knowing nothing about music, deVries hosts Beginning Accordion.