Erin Currier is known for her mixed media portraiture that combines the use of fine art painting and collage created from trash and recycled ephemera. Her paintings are often a celebration of humanity, a way of bringing together people and ideas of mixed ideology by revealing commonalities. Historically, her work has exposed social issues, illuminated inspirational figures, and conveyed modalities of higher consciousness. She is concerned with individuals and the inequities that plague society, yet remains firm in her belief that our shared humanity provides a unifying thread that connects us.
Currier’s newest body of work, “Troubadours,” is a celebration and acknowledgment of individuals that use their voices to deliver an important message to the world. Some of the chosen subjects are literal singer/songwriters such as Valerie June, Tom Waits, and Emahoy Mariam Gebru, while others are more abstractly referred to as Troubadours, such as Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous; Cornel West, philosopher, political activist, and social critic; or former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson who shares his story of triumph over poverty, crime, and loss through movement. Currier demonstrates her inclusive nature by bringing together a diverse cast of subjects under one unifying theme.
Join Blue Rain in celebration of “Troubadours.” Currier’s opening reception will be a festive event, complete with live music and performance.