The Art of Erika Huddleston
Artist Erika Huddleston will be painting on the Prairie (on the north side of the BRIT building) from October 7 – November 14, 2021.
Guests are welcome to observe her painting.
Erika Huddleston’s large-scale paintings take nature as their subject, specifically nature in urban settings. Her abstractions of the natural world stem from an interest in landscape architecture; she looks at how people use outdoor space to better understanding how changing natural processes in urban park settings affect human psychology. Painting for long hours in “urban wilderness” settings allows time for sustained observation.
All works are painted life-size, drawn and painted as seen from a sitting position in the landscape – whether a small flower or large branches. This exhibition features Huddleston’s Landscape Recording Static/Dynamic: BRIT Blackland Prairie I-V series, painted on our prairie during the autumn of 2021.
Huddleston has a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and a BA in Fine Arts. She has made bodies of work recording Shoal Creek Greenbelt in Austin, Texas, the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas, Waco Creek in Waco, Texas, and the Ramble in Central Park in New York City.
Huddleston will have an exhibition of works created on our pocket prairie in the Madeline Samples Exhibit Hall in the BRIT building from January 27 – May 13, 2022.
We thank for Artspace 111 sponsoring Huddleston’s prairie painting.
Photo of the artist by George Gonzales