Friday Event: Erica Eyres
School of Fine Art

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Friday Event




11 Feb 2022
11:00 - 12:30



Erica Eyres
Friday Event

Friday Event: Erica Eyres

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Erica Eyres

Erica Eyres (b. 1980 in Winnipeg, Canada) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Through videos, drawings and sculptures, Eyres' work explores narrative fallacies that complicate the viewer's understanding of the author's subjective truth, and problematises the notion of the autobiographical.

Frequently borrowing from the aesthetics of low-budget television, her videos centre around narratives based on her own family or people she has known, and are re-told by exploiting elements of storytelling to create works of fiction that allude to the personal.

Eyres' sculptures feature ceramic wigs, balloons and gloves that are rendered flat, as though cast aside. Despite their obvious reference to costumes and disguise, the wigs and gloves become un-wearable in their concrete copies. These clay versions suggest a kind of relief sculpture that is figurative, yet deflated and absent of human form.