Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present Los Angeles-based artist Erin Trefry’s third solo exhibition with the gallery titled “Box of Rain.” View this exhibition through February 12, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery all covid protocols and guidelines –(proof of vaccination and masks required).
Continuing Trefry’s oeuvre involving a method of personal archeology, the exhibition features a series of paintings and sculptures that expand her relationship with form and movement. The title of the exhibition is a reference to the Grateful Dead song written by Phil Lesh in 1970 for a parent during their final days.
Exploring a means of surrealist automatism, fabric and paint mimic an aerial view of a landscape or map, creating multi-faceted abstract paintings. Oil paint is applied in a range of hues including greens, blues, pinks, reds and black, sometimes in slow soft movements and at other times forming rapid tangles of instinctive shapes. Colors are informed by memories from the artist’s childhood home.
The paintings in this exhibition are accompanied by four sculptures. Hand-thrown ceramic slabs collaborate with inherited and found objects, such as bookends, brass drawer knobs, indigo textiles and purse handles. Alluding further to the cyclical nature of life, these works explore the importance of connectivity and balance.
On view: January 8 – February 12, 2022;
What: “Box of Rain,” Erin Trefry
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4851 West Adams Blvd. LA, 90016