Mar 13th – Apr 25th 2015
Document is pleased to present Petrichor, a selection on New Works by Oakland based artist Erin Jane Nelson.
The exhibition is comprised of quilts, flocked aluminum prints, animal cages, ceramic sculptures, a rotary rock tumbler, and other ready-mades. The works in this exhibition span a year long project spent describing the conditions of Nelson’s civic body in the Bay Area and the various affectations (political, aesthetic, etc) those conditions have produced. Borrowing from the visual language of street photography, many of images in the show were made on her commute to work in downtown San Francisco. An essay by Nick Irvin accompanies the exhibition.
Erin Jane Nelson is an artist living in Oakland, California. She studied at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York and The Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. Recently, her work has been shown at Interstate Gallery (Brooklyn), Jancar Jones Gallery (Los Angeles), Peregrine Program (Chicago), and Important Projects (Oakland). Her published projects include Lollie, Penny, Poems (Publication Studio Oakland, 2014), and Broon (Gottlund Verlag, 2012). She has a forthcoming solo exhibition with Hester (New York City).