Abstract painter and photographer Erin Parsch works and lives in the East Village. Drawn to the tension of connecting her aesthetic sensibilities with the world and the wilful drive towards self-expression that can only be found alone, she seeks to capture these encounters of aloneness, a thin pale boundary between people that often defeats love, yet that is infused with a hopefulness that she cannot let go of.
Using a wide range of complex multimedia, shapes and forms, performance and photography as well as oil, fiberglass, Vellum, Japanese papers, weathered and abandoned artefacts, surface rubbings, and increasingly incorporating raw materials from the urban environment that surrounds her in New York City whose texture and layers produce a unified piece that successfully merges into a single work of art. Her origins as a visual artist began as a set designer, creating commissioned works and installations in collaboration with various choreographers and musicians such as Lucia Dlugoszewski and David Taylor. A classically trained dancer and performance artist, her career includes most notably performing as a principal with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and as a performance artist at Alvin Ailey. Ms. Parsch’s work has been exhibited at Florence Gould Hall (2003), Lincoln Center (2005), Wooster Arts Space (2006), and Manhattan School of Music (2016). In collaboration with poet Jeffrey Yang, Erin co-authored and created a series of art works for the poem, “The Mountain”, published in 2009. Seven large fiberglass paintings were exhibited at a solo pop up show “Pulverized” in Chelsea last November. She is excited to have another pop up show “Spliced” on April 20th at the same venue of life size photography. No photo shop was used to create the images of the show which will also feature Erick Hawkins Dance Company members and composer Dov Manski in a world premiere.
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