Pollination Paradox – The Art of Erik Ritter

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Pollination Paradox – The Art of Erik Ritter

August brings yet another banger we rescheduled from last year. Pollination Paradox features the fantastic work of Brookings artist Erik Ritter. His work has been featured coast to coast and has recently had a successful show with the Brookings Arts Council as well as a piece in the South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition. His musical project P. Skunk will also be the live band featured as well as Minneapolis’ Daniel Boen serving as art show DJ.
All ages welcome, no cover, beer with ID, hot dogs and hugs always free.
Continue to look/listen/buy local…stay rad…
Art statement:
I have been working in found object reclaimed assemblage art for over 20 years. My work is concerned with alchemy, frequency, vibration and energy. I feel the process of creating art is a metaphor displaying our interaction with our environment. Sometimes the pieces resemble an aerial view of a city. I don’t think this is a coincidence. All the things that are
required of a society and its inhabitants to coexist are put together in an intuitive way: an electric pole here, fence post
there, telephone wire over the house. And most of this infrastructure creates a grid-overlap type pattern. We are surrounded by an infinite number of overlapping rectangles: the room you’re in, the house, the window to the street, the block, and so on. My instinctive process of aesthetic organization relates to the collective evolution of a city. As the years pass, the network of objects that are collected become more intricate. The same goes for the art. The longer I work, the more harmonious and intricate the patterns become.
Somewhere inside every toothbrush is the memory of you brushing your teeth, the way you brush your teeth, and the way you hold your toothbrush. You might see MY toothbrush in the work, but in a way it becomes the YOUR toothbrush. No matter what I try to communicate about something, I don’t think I can compete with that sponge-like quality of objects. So I don’t try to, I just put stuff together and let it speak for itself.

August 06 2021


Date: August 6
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: Free
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