Art for October – Erin Oliver

Erin Oliver is originally from the Northeast, but has been living in North Carolina for the past five years.  She holds an Art Education degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of art, and has studied art in Rome, Paris, and Berlin; she has been teaching art for five years to a variety of age groups.  She is continuing her art making practice through drawing and painting, most currently a series of oil paintings.

Erin’s artwork aims to construct environments that derive from reality and our natural surroundings, but are ambiguous and extend beyond our perception of the landscape.  Shapes and structures are fractured and interweaved throughout the surface, creating transitions in space intended to distort the figure/ground relationship and fluctuate the depths of spaces portrayed.  Through these means, she hopes to capture the transience and fragility of life, as well as the lushness of the natural environment we live in.

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