In stark ballpoint pen Eyres depicts disquieting female characters that self-consciously pose for the viewer in states of undress or contrived sexual poses; awkward, clumsy, vulnerable and bashful, their flaws and blemishes are openly on display. In a brand new video, Imaginary Girlfriend, Eyres borrows from the aesthetic and artificiality of low budget television; casting herself in each of the characters roles the new work investigates the exploitative relationship between parent and child and the vulnerability of growing up in a media saturated world.
Erica Eyres is a Canadian artist living in Glasgow; she graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2004, having studied at the University of Manitoba and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2005 she was selected for newcontemporaries. Current exhibitions include a solo show at Kunsthaus Erfurt and No Borders (just News) at The Elektriciteitscentrale, European Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, last year the artist had a two person exhibition with Marcel Dzama at The Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow and was included in Rythum Decay a group show at Akureyri Art Museum. Her work is in numerous private collections, including The Rubell Family Collection.