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"Friendly Skies" by Erin Currier

, Jun 3, 2010

Contact: Denise Marie Rose
Phone: 505-954-9902

Images available upon request.


Friendly Skies by Erin Currier is a visual flight that will change the way you view airline travel!

Currier’s first solo show with Santa Fe’s Blue Rain Gallery

SANTA FE, N.M. [June 2, 2010] – Mixed media artist, Erin Currier takes her interests in social and political discourse to new levels in Friendly Skies—a show comprised of more than a dozen newly constructed pieces disseminating the cumbersome nature, and subtle control and conditioning imposed upon us by airline travel and passenger safety with semi-erotic humor. Friendly Skies will be on display at the Blue Rain Gallery from September 1 – 18, 2010 with an artist reception on Friday, September 3rd from 5 -7pm.

Currier incorporates trash and recycled materials from her worldly travels into her paintings to add dimension and better provide an authentic cultural context and framework for the art she creates. In Currier’s signature piece for the show titled “The Raft”, a lifeboat full of near-naked survivors from a plane crash are decorated with flotation devices, life vests, and red “no smoking signs” as they gaily wave for rescue with burning cigarettes in their hands. Compositionally, the piece is a play on the early nineteenth century painting by the French painter, Théodore Géricault; expressively and artistically, it’s all Erin Currier. This is one of many innovative and extraordinary new mixed media works that should not be missed!

About Blue Rain Gallery
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Phone 505-954-9902. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at