Dadu presents: These Kind: Cut Paper Drawings by Erika Ranee September 10, 2016 Open for the Art Stumble, 6-10pm, September 10 And by Appointment( between 10-1) the week of September 12-17
Dadu is happy to present small, intimate paper works from Erika Ranee. The drawings are rooted in text and shape. At some point, Erika began to collect flea market postcards, in which many times the text and image/place was incongruent. In the drawings, the use of text is simplified to a curves, a rhythm and gesture.
From Dadu: As a painter, I so connect with Erika’s background of going from figuration to abstraction, yet with a consistent narrative mind for the work. After having met her while both at Vermont Studio Center, I was hooked by her bold work and have followed it since. It is a perfect body of work, full-circle referencing on-foot mail carriers and home for Dadu, a pop-up gallery in my backyard. (Jodi Hays)
Ranee received her BA from Wesleyan University in 1987, her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1991, and her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. She was a 2009-10 Artist-in-Residence at the Abrons Art Center, and was awarded a studio grant from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in 2011-12. She was included in group exhibitions recently at BravinLee Programs, New York, and The Parlour, Bushwick, New York. A solo exhib