Gormley Gallery Presents Erika Kim Milenkovic: Basics
October 14, 2013
Baltimore artist Erika Kim Milenkovic explores the human and natural world by combining discarded materials with creative processes of sewing, weaving and paper-making.
October 21 through November 22, 2013
Reception-Saturday, October 26 from 4 to 6 pm
Gallery talk Wednesday November 13 at noon
Notre Dame of Maryland University
4701 N Charles Street
Fourier Hall, 2nd floor
Baltimore, MD 21210
Gormley Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Erika Kim Milenkovic. In her work, Ms. Milenkovic explores the human and natural world by examining how things live, grow, age and die. Ms. Milenkovic uses materials that are ubiquitous in modern society such as newspaper, advertisements, and junk mail to archive the daily human experience. She experiments with ancient creative processes such as sewing, crocheting, or weaving to connect her work to the past and the natural creativity of our ancestors. The resulting creations give a new perspective on how commercial and handmade products reflect human life.
Though much of Erika's earlier work focused on nature and its life processes, the passage of time remains a constant theme. Erika strives to show the visual accumulation of moments by collecting and connecting the fragments time leaves behind.
Ms. Milenkovic’s art has been exhibited at Nature Art in the Park at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, Westmaryginiasylvanington at Hood College, the Baltimore Public Works Museum Building, George Washington University, and Hillyer Art Space, in Washington DC.
Ms. Milenkovic was born in Osaka, Japan and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She moved to Baltimore in 2004 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently works at a local nonprofit and enjoys connecting members of the community to make Baltimore a more creative and collaborative city.
Through Notre Dame of Maryland University's Art Department, Gormley Gallery provides a space for emerging and established artists and engages the community through art.