Erin Wright

Region: Pacific Coast

 The recent work rearranges architectural features and facades to build playful and clever mise-en-scènes that exist around the everyday landscape. The pieces exist as a sort of paper architecture. Painting and sculpture are the arms and legs of the practice. The paintings mimic the machine-made quality of an architectural rendering through the isometric position and applied textures. In the paintings, the absence of scale renders the architecture as miniature or toylike figures. In the models, that playful quality is achieved through materiality. The models are made through the construction of found objects: plastic, tools, paper, toys, etc. The works challenge the often sober visual code that exists in architecture by exploring the surreal through materiality and composition.