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Seeming by Torey Erin


Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 8th, 6-9pm

Show Runs:

June 8 – July 20, 2019

Torey Erin’s most recent installation, Seeming, brings together a suite of sculpture, photography, and film portraying contemplations of mortality, the theater of reality, ritual, and temporality. 


She examines the poetic nature of the physical world with an installation of “ash capsules” or stone urns with bronze cone shaped caps. The urns were drawn from her late grandmother’s ash burial in a curling rock.  They are associated with humility, impermanence.  “The birds will not even eat us, we are so full of toxins.”


These sculptures, along with photographs of raw silk point to the natural phenomenon of metamorphosis. She creates her own simple imposition of transforming a tree into paper, printing the geolocation of the tree onto the paper, encouraging people to transport themselves to the tree.  The notion of objects, subjects, and things ‘becoming’ rather than being, is a major theme throughout the work. The world is breath and all that exists in it is form, closely bound to the structure of the crust.


Torey Erin is a multi-disciplinary Minneapolis based curator, writer, and multidisciplinary artist primarily working in sculpture, painting, installation, and moving image. Her work challenges sensory experiences, immersion, and performances of the body. Torey has exhibited at Public Functionary, Q2 Gallery, Rosalux Gallery, Yeah Maybe Project Space, FilmNorth and Q2 gallery. Torey’s films have been featured at Company Projects, Duluth Film Festival, Trylon Cinema, and Headwaters Film Festival. Torey is a recipient of the Springboard for the Arts Hinge Artist Residency and the Blacklock Sanctuary Fellowship.

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