Erin Cone: modiste

10 - 26 October 2014

Through her career Erin Cone has been preoccupied with the potential for abstraction to inform and transform figurative imagery. Using the nuanced poses of fashion, her paintings are subtle meditations on stillness and movement, desire and reticence.  


In this exhibition, she takes inspiration from the modiste, the dressmaker in French. Cone is intrigued by the way the abstract shape of a particular dress can reinvent the personality of the wearer.  She feels that this is akin to the way a painter can turn a physical object into an abstraction.  Erin Cone’s paintings are timeless reflections on a specifically feminine aesthetic.  


Erin has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Architectural Digest and on the cover of American Art Collector and Southwest Art magazine, among others. Cone's work is represented in collections throughout the world.