Erin Jane Nelson, Pollinator’s Dilemma, 2021. Pigment prints, butterfly, found photograph, and eco epoxy on glazed stoneware, 40 × 47 × 6 in (101.6 × 119.4 × 15.2 cm). Courtesy the artist, Chapter NY, New York, and DOCUMENT, Chicago
This free workshop for educators will be held on Zoom. A list of accessible materials will be available on this webpage and emailed to those who register.
In this online workshop for educators, artist Erin Jane Nelson will introduce her work in the 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” and guide participants in art making related to questions explored in her practice.
How might art attune us to entangled relationships amongst ourselves, materials, systems, land, and community? Nelson’s ceramic wall sculptures simultaneously attend to depth and surface, inside and outside, abstract and representational forms, and human and non-human bodies. Science and science fiction blur in a scope that zooms from spores and microscopic cells to cosmic landscapes, forest floors, and bodies of water. In this program, educators will experiment with ways that art making can shift our perspective and relationship to environment and motivate adaptive responses to climate change’s effects.
Erin Jane Nelson (b. 1989, Neenah, WI, USA) is an artist who lives and works in Atlanta. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include “One Entanglement, Under Clouds,” Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta (2021); “Resting Spore,” DOCUMENT, Chicago (2020), “שכינה Shekinah,” Chapter NY, New York (2020); and “Her Deepness,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2019). Her work has been shown in group shows at Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2020); Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (2020); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019, 2018); and La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France (2019). Nelson was the recipient of the Rabkin Award for Arts Journalism (2020) and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Working Artist Project Fellowship. She has been the Artistic Director of Burnaway since 2018.
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