March 2012 Featured Artist
Exhibition extended through April 15th
Opening Reception: Saturday March 10th, 12-5pm
(wine samples, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings)
Book Launch and Artist Presentation:
Sunday March 18th, 12 - 5:30pm (see below)
Art Raffle: March 10th - April 15th (see below)
Artist website: wendyerickson.com
Click here for exhibition hours
OISEAUX VIGILANTS: An Suburban Fairytale
Old York Cellars is pleased to present a solo exhibition of contemporary photography by New Jersey native Wendy Erickson. The show features photographs from the portfolio Oiseaux Vigilants.
In this body of work Erickson weaves a suburban fairytale in a series of beautifully crafted photographs. These images tell the story of a girl and her interaction with the birds that reside on hand-painted wallpaper in an old North Jersey house. "Dazzling and dramatic, they wait until the sun goes down to fly from their precarious roosts. The birds in this story venture through the abandoned rooms and cavort with objects from the past," says Erickson. "Playful at times, they are always watching."
Book Launch and Artist Presentation (free)
March 18th, 12-4pm
This event at Old York Cellars will launch Oiseaux Vigilants, a fairytale picture book. The book features photographs from the portfolio with an accompanying story by writer Lydia Gnau and introduction by best-selling fantasy author Charles de Lint. A select number of signed copies will be available in the Old York Cellars gift shop. Visitors to the book launch will have the opportunity to meet Wendy Erickson, view the exhibition, brows the book, and sign up for the art raffle.
March 18th, 4-5:30pm
Wendy Erickson is the featured artist of Living Waters Lutheran Church's Inside the Artist's Studio Program (located at 11 Old York Road). Click here for more info.
Art Raffle (free)
March 10th - April 15th
Visitor to the exhibition can enter this raffle free of charge. the prize is a signed copy of Oiseaux Vigilants, a fairytale picture book. The book features the photographs from the proportfolio with an accompanying story by writer Lydia Gnau and introduction by best-selling fantasy author Charles de Lint.
About Wendy Erickson
Wendy Erickson is a photographer, writer and teacher. Born and raised in NJ, she began to make photographs at the age of 13 when her father bought her a camera. Today, much of her work revolves around the complex relationships of people, animals, and nature. In considering these relationships her work frequently explores the unknown and unseen.