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September 2011

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Offers Works by Erika Diamond

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Erika Diamond: Enduring Impermanence, on view in the Elizabeth Ross Gallery from Sept. 21 through Nov. 7, 2011. A reception will be held on Oct. 6, from 5:30-7pm.

Diamond was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1978, the daughter of two ballet dancers. Since receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, she has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Charlotte (NC), New Jersey, and Germany. She has been an artist in residence at Little Italy Peninsula Arts Center and McColl Center for Visual Art. Recently, she was commissioned by NC Dance Theater to create wearable sculptures of recycled materials to be worn on stage as part of their Innovative Works series. They were exhibited later at Hart Witzen Gallery and on the runway for Passport for Fashion 2011 in Charlotte.

Often using natural and discarded materials, Diamond’s sculpture and drawing focus on the close connection between the self and the surrounding world as well as the human compulsion to control them both. She creates shells of objects, vessels whose forms recall their contents or record an action. Heavily influenced by the body, her new work explores impermanence, fragility, and liminal spaces. Diamond is intrigued by the threshold between the inside and the outside, between holding and letting go, and between emptiness and excess.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, contact Peggy Rivers, Gallery Director by calling 704/330-6211, e-mail at ( or visit (


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