Plying Thoughts Show

I'm having a show this week! A friend of mine and I have been planning this all summer. We even collaborated on some work we're both really excited about.

We're in the middle of installation now, but the particulars are below. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you. Come by for the reception Thursday, October 20th, 7-9pm at the Rietz Union Gallery, or if you'd like, contact me (erinhcurry@gmail.com) for a private tour with Kalina and I.

Plying Thoughts presents both individual and collaborative artworks by Erin Curry and Kalina Winska. They began working together this past summer based on a kinship between their art practices and personalities. The title of the show refers to the dialogue between them and how the connection manifests itself in collaboration. The works between them are a result of an exchange and response process.

In the show, Kalina and Erin also present themselves as two distinct personalities with independent artistic visions through their individual works.

Erin Curry, a UF Sculpture alum, currently lives and works in Gainesville, FL. Her recent work revolves around handspinning raw chaotic fiber into orderly line and shaping ordered line into tangled or woven mass. The thread preserved within the work, either as the object itself or the record of it, functions as a gesture of archetypal human creation as well as shorthand for spun stories of personal narrative, highlighting our complex, often ineffable relationship to the world around us.

Kalina Winska, an artist from Poland and currently an MFA student in Drawing/Painting Program at University of Florida, creates large-scale drawings and installations. Her art draws upon loss and the threshold of displacement. Interpreting this liminal state through the transformation of materials, objects, and familiar images that often derive from personal memory and Polish Folklore, lies at the core of her studio practice.

For more information on the artist duo, please visit www.plyingthoughts.wordpress.com. The backlog of images and thoughts will continue its slow arrival once the show is up.


redredday said...

hi Erin! saw this post earlier today but didn't get a chance to leave my thoughts yet. got home and found your postcard in the mail! :)). x man i so wish i could attend the show tomorrow! funny even earlier today i was just thinking of making some travel plans down south and maybe swinging by to visit you and your art. how wonderful would that be? :).

this collaborative work sounds like an extraordinary experience. how come you didn't post the plyingthoughts blog earlier? or maybe i missed it. it's really interesting reading the process of the collaboration between you and Kalina. you both are such incredible artists. hope you'll have an online gallery of the collaborative work for those of us who can't make it to the show. have a great reception tomorrow. i'll be thinking of you and wishing i'm there...

Erin Curry said...


I'm happy you got the card, it seemed kind of nice to send it your way.

I've been terrible about keeping others up with the blog over there, to be truthful those posts are back scheduled to when they should have been posted rather than when they were. We've been so busy with the whole thing that I let it go by the wayside. However I'm committed to putting more posts up there and giving a little e-reception for those of you too far away. We'd like to propose more shows and some art residencies for collaboration in the future, so the thought is that a blog might facilitate that.

Please come! That would be so fun. I will happily pick you up from any airport within 2 hours drive and drive you back (maybe even further). That's Jacksonville, Orlando and Gainesville (the closest) and we'll find you a free place to stay if our couch is too small.

Okay, I've got to get back to last minute end tying, remind me to tell you about the time one of my tangle sculptures ate concrete two days before install and I repaired it in time. Some art will break your heart again and again if you let it . . .


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