Since her last residency at Two Coats HQ in DUMBO, Erin Wiersma has discovered the�Konza Prairie, a biological research station jointly owned and maintained by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University.�Wiersma uses the bio-char from controlled burns of prairie tallgrass�to create large drawings on site. Traversing�the scorched�landscape, which is�off limits to the general public, she locates�darkly burned�places�to�make her work. �It�s like a dance performance � I�m trying to find the wind and the exact moment when I lower and lift the paper onto the land to make the rubbings.� She keeps the process improvisational and experimental, recording her experience in 30-foot drawings that resemble huge�etchings.
Wiersma will be in residence at�the�Two Coats of Paint studio from�December 11�through�17,�and she will have several of the�Konza Prairie drawings on display during the Open Studio on Thursday, December 14. Please stop by, check out her work,�and say hello.
Two Coats of Paint Open Studio, featuring work by resident artist Erin Wiersma, 55 Washington Street, #321, Brooklyn, NY. Thursday, December 14, 6 – 9pm.