HERE'S SOME NEW STUFF: A Solo Exhibition by Mike Erickson
September 19 - October 25, 2014
Opening: Friday, September 19, 6-9 pm
PLUG Projects is pleased to announce Here’s Some New Stuff a solo exhibition of Mike Erickson’s work. Erickson’s idiosyncratic paintings are a reminder that art can be serious, playful, absurd, and tragic. Erickson paints vaguely familiar images with striking immediacy that rely on a highly particular visual language that weaves together personal, political, cultural, and art historical references. The context of Art is often present - evoking elements of painting or the artist himself, and the process of creating. Seen as a whole, Erickson’s oeuvre is a complex system of interconnected narratives that reveals the artist’s engagement with the world and the quest for critical examination of one’s life.
About the Artist: Mike Erickson (born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1976) is a painter, living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. He has a BFA, from the Kansas City Art Institute (Class of ’99), where he studied Printmaking, and a MFA, from Virginia Commonwealth University (Class of 2007), where he studied Painting. He is currently listening to the Game of Thrones series as audio books, and recommends it. He enjoys getting his aura imaged regularly and was encouraged on and by his latest visit, when some green, the color of the heart chakra, started working its way into his aura. He’s happy fall is beginning. www.hereswheretoseemypaintings.com