August 27 - September 24, 2016
The first of a series of two-person member shows, Figure/Heads featured the work of David Bae and Erin Cunningham. In their respective media, the two artists presented their own distinct interpretations of the physical/psychological aspects of the figure.
David Bae’s portraits merge a range of subjects and caricatures. They lack the continuity of traditional portraiture while mining its conventions. Delving into psychological headspace, his paintings both abstract and mirror the ways seeing, thinking, and feeling do not always align.
Erin Cunningham frames the body’s mundane folded spaces, and casts them in an unfamiliar light. In her metal, wax, and plaster castings, cross-sections of the body are preserved and inserted into everyday décor, coupling objects of comfort with the strange and eerie.
- Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos, The Austin Chronicle
- Review by Sean Redmond, Fields
- 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards, The Austin Chronicle
- Nominee, Best Group Gallery Exhibition, 2017 Austin Critics Table Awards