Erin M. Riley

Erin Riley weaves tapestries from scenes of millennial culture – nudes, mirror selfies, car crashes. The faceless figures rate themselves in front of a bedroom mirror, or spread their legs for a phone screen. Her recent show for Condo 2019 shows a move towards the narrative potential of objects – drug baggies, wads of cash, used condoms, stained underwear. By taking symbols of excess and violence so commonplace online and rehousing them in this ancient medium, Riley encourages renewed critique of online visual culture.