ERIN MCGUIRE
I create abstract paintings and drawings, artist books, and installations.

These works serve as layer of communication that I feel is often missing between the world and myself; a disconnect which I sometimes struggle to bridge.

Attachments, relationships, and interactions between people are concepts that I draw movement from. I imagine certain forms within the paintings interacting with other forms, which serve as my imaginary stand-ins for social dialogue. Sometimes these shapes stand on their own. Though people often try to interpret these forms literally, they’re intended to serve as a visual anchor – familiar, but not recognizable. I try to connect with the viewer by evoking feelings of falling, isolation, fluidity, and awkwardness that are universally understood.

Subjects that I build upon waver between the peculiar and the playful. The bright color palette that I currently utilize reflects that energy. These are social works, for I am and we all are social creatures.