Feature Articles

January 2011

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in Salisbury, NC, Features Works by Ingrid Erickson

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery in Salisbury, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Petals and Wings: Works in Cut Paper, a new exhibit by Ingrid Erickson, on view through Jan. 28, 2012.

The three dozen works in hand-cut paper on panel and screen reflect the influence of Erickson’s two years of living abroad in China and Thailand where she taught English and art, from 2004-2006. In addition to Asian influences, the artist’s passion for nature and contemporary textiles are apparent in her monochromatic botanicals and bird images.

Using a range of utensils from one-inch folding scissors to full-sized shears as well as x-acto blades and utility knives to create her intricate works, Erickson’s works range from small, unframed 3” x 5” pieces to full scale, framed pictures. Although she did not return to this medium until 2007, she created her first pieces of cut paper artwork, a series of fish bookmarks, at age seven.

Erickson received her BA in art history and minor in studio art (with a focus on printmaking) from Middlebury College in 2003, and K-12 Studio art certification from the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, in 2008. She moved to Salisbury in July with her husband Buster Smith, who teaches sociology at Catawba College. Her work can also be seen locally at The Green Goat Gallery in Spencer, NC, and Southern Spirit Gallery in Salisbury.

Erickson’s work has also recently appeared in museum shops and galleries including, The Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, TX, The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT, The Figge Art Museum of Art in Davenport, IA, LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, The Joslyn Museum of Art in Omaha, Provincetown Art Association Museum in Provincetown, MA, The Croft Art Gallery in Waco, TX, and The Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 413/884-4499, 704/431-8964 or visit (www.railwalkgallery.com).


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