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Falling Apart While Awake

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Crystal Erlendson conceals surfaces with irreverent, ornamental gestures to reveal a daft logic in space. Her paintings stem from the responsibility to act irresponsibly. She participates in injurious and irreverent action to her paintings as way to break up the ho-hum and sterility of surfaces that psychologically constrict us. Memory is invariably part of viewing; forms may feel familiar—imagery alludes to fanciful arrangements of architecture, wall motifs, landscapes and/or reckless human mark making. However, the goal of her work is to not to strike a sense of nostalgia, but rather pursue the unstable truth of our experience in space through paintings that interfere with our logic of the surface.

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© 2013 Crystal Erlendson

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