“Pathologia”

Erin Berry

This exhibition opens on Friday, October 6th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Pathologia is a series of works focusing on the unseen and microscopic parts of the human body. By way of meticulous embroidery, quilting, and video projection I am attempting to illuminate the universe that exists underneath our skin. Each piece has an aesthetic attractiveness that under closer examination is subverted by the realization that the magnifications depict cancer, specifically Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It is this tension between beauty and decay, strength and collapse, and the known and unknown within the human anatomy that drives my art practice.”


Artist’s Bio:
Erin Berry completed a diploma in Visual Arts from Camosun College in 2012 and is currently in her third year of study at Concordia University, completing a BFA with a Major in Ceramics.

Erin creates sculptural works that can be compared and related to one’s own body in form, interaction, or size. She works in whichever medium suits the needs of her endeavour, whether it is clay, paper, fabric, bronze, or found objects. It is important for her that both the physical action of making and the materials she is working with speak to the feeling or concept she is trying to bring to fruition. By way of meticulous embroidery, video projection, cyanotype, and ceramic objects, Erin is attempting to illuminate the universe that exists underneath our skin. She is fascinated with the mental and physical inner workings of the human body and it is this innate preoccupation that she investigates and dissects in her sculptural practice.