Artist Spotlight: Erin Washington
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 » See more posts from From the Curatorial Fellows, Interviews
Erin Washington is of the five artists who make up the self-curated group Rout. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her current practice and future plans. Take a look:
Jeannette Tremblay: How do you see yourself as fitting into Rout?
Erin Washington: Travis Wyche, a member of my self-designated group, used the analogy of an operating arena, which I appreciate. Within his metaphor, Kellie Romany is the corpus, Nicholas Cueva is the scalpel, Travis Wyche is the operating table, and Brian Hubble is the Kramer in the audience eating Milk Duds. I would like to cast myself as the complication within the corpus, the disease in which the body’s immune system attacks itself (or something of similar nature).
JT: What would be the ideal exhibition for your work?
EW: I enjoy didactics within exhibitions. If the space is clean, I would like to show messy art. If the space is industrial, I would like to show domestic work. If the space is dilapidated, I would like to show tidy work. Etc. etc. etc.
JT: Any parting thoughts on the SAIC experience?
EW: I have been lucky to work with stimulating and invested curators, collaborator, cohorts and criminals in the past few years (you know who you are), and I could only be so lucky to keep showing with the same caliber of makers and shakers.
You can see Erin’s work in 22 S. Wabash.