TEAR:TORN is a collection of mixed media pieces by Mason third year MFA Painting candidate Erica Hopkins. Employing collage, video, and photography the series exhibits the journey of self-discovery, defining “ecstasy” through the act of tearing in relationship to being torn. By collaging fragments of papers and photographs of everyday life, the series becomes an action of reconstructing chaos in the confinement of square panels. Buried in the layers of tearing, madness is brought to order, forming a portrait of the artist.
Join us on Wednesday, January 31 at 1:30pm in the Fenwick Library Reading Room for a closing talk with Hopkins, and to learn more about her research and artistic practices. Learn more on the Fenwick Gallery website, http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu.
About the Artist
Erica Hopkins has a BA in Art History, with an extensive background in theater and music. While working on her undergraduate degree, she began creating her own art to better understand those she studied. Her work utilizes the various mediums of painting, alternative photography, mixed media, video, and sound art to explore themes of identity, psychology, beauty, and destruction.
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