Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents Erin Stafford: Misbehaving opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents a solo exhibition for artist Erin Stafford entitled Misbehaving. Marking her debut at KHFA, Stafford's solo exhibition engages the viewer with concepts relating to ideas of fetishes, absurdity and visual pleasure. Her ability to fluidly combine pomp majesty with quintessential kitch creates a visual language that evokes sensations of creature comforts within a domestic setting.
Stafford intends to compose several odes to lost interior spaces that celebrate sentimentality while blending visual surrealism with animalistic undertones, layered with nostalgic references to the decorative art. With sculptural work, tromp l'oeil painting and installation; Stafford will create a backdrop that relates to ideas of the home as a physical manifestation of the self, ultimately showing the aesthetics and contradictions of decay and beauty in a domestic setting.
In addition, vitrines will be positioned in the gallery space that will display decorative soap sculptures. These soap sculptures were created from dessert molds alongside elaborate garnishes to mimic edible delights. Stafford’s interest stems from soap novelties that resemble food items with verisimilitude accuracy along with the historical banquet traditions from centuries past that used food as sculpture.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 21.