Erin Shirreff Open Studio at the Locker Plant

Erin Sherriff: Open Studio at the Locker Plant

Chinati Foundation invites the community to visit the studio of artist in residence Erin Shirreff this Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Locker Plant in down town Marfa.

Shirreff was born in British Columbia and now lives and works in New York City. She has been working at Chinati for the past two months.

Shirreff’s medium is film, sculpture, and photography—more specifically the fusing of these methods (a photograph of a sculpture; a video of a still image). Erin creates formal portraits of objects she has constructed or sculpted to resemble architectural fragments, geological artifacts, or prehistoric specimens.

Roden Crater, (2009), her haunting 15 minute single-channel video loop, composed through re-photographing (100’s of times, under changing yet controlled light conditions), a single found image of James Turrell’s grand project, was acquired last year by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work was included in recent exhibitions at MoMA P.S.1, Sculpture Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ballroom Marfa, White Flag Projects in St. Louis, and The Power Plant in Toronto. She recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and is exhibiting work at the Aspen Art Museum, MCA Denver, and Lisa Cooley this summer. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, NY.