Textile artist Erin M Riley weaves internet-native images of women in various states of undress, presenting themselves in sexualized display, and in the context of drug and alcohol use.
“My work is the culmination of research into addiction, sexual experimentation, popular internet culture, the effects of single parent households, socio-economic status," she says. The pieces shown here incorporate a variety of materials: hand-dyed wool, cotton, nylon, and other materials.
"I am drawn to the images taken for private exchanges that become littered on the internet," says Riley. "I am using my own images that I have sent to lovers as well as the objects that I have formed psychological attachments to, objects that have impacted people’s lives, displays of arrests, deaths, addictions.”
Here's a photo-essay of the artist in her studio. Below, a video interview.
Current and upcoming shows include an ongoing exhibition through July 5 at White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Full Swing
group exhibition through June 30 at Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ; and a group show at Empty Kingdom through July 26, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
[All images via Erin M. Riley artist website | HT: Asylum Art]
That massive data breach that hit hotel group Marriott? Now there are clues the hackers behind it were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation.
Tumblr will ban ‘female-presenting nipples’ and other content beginning December 17, 2018. Photographer and writer Nate ‘Igor’ Smith is a longtime Tumblr user whose work straddles the boundaries of art, editorial, and adult. Here, Nate explains why Tumblr’s decision to censor is devastating for the Tumblr’s longtime users, and the rest of us. — XJ […]
How bad is the Marriott/Starwood breach disclosed today? “Unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014 … For approximately 327M of these guests, the info includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number.” Marriott says information from as many as 500 million people has been compromised, and credit card numbers […]
Take a scroll through any app marketplace and you’ll see that the doors are wide open for any game these days – and any game developer. Like any creation, virtual or analog, it all starts with an idea. And if you’ve got one of those, the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle can walk you the […]
At the rate the world is shrinking, you don’t need to be a globetrotter for a second language to be a useful skill. And if you’re looking to learn that second language (or a third, or fourth), uTalk Language Education is the learning program that makes progression not only easy but fun. If you can’t […]
Smokers on the go can breathe a little easier. With an innovative, easy-loading spiral design, the Twisty Glass Blunt offered a smoother, more consistent draw than conventional pipes. Now the Twisty Glass Mini delivers the benefits of its heavy-duty sister pipe in a more discreet package. For those that haven’t already made the Twisty Glass […]