Erica Rosenfeld’s current exhibition, Reverie Forest: Sanctuary for Strange Creatures, focuses on Rosenfeld’s fascination with paint-by-number kits as cultural artifacts and tools of 1950s conformity and includes Strange Creature painting-collages, original wallpaper designs based on altered, painted and collaged kits, as well as Cake Tower light sculptures inspired by them.
The Reverie Forest is represented in the exhibition as discreet vignettes curated directly from Rosenfeld’s studio: an environment rich with thousands of objects, collected as a material diary of her life and ordered into a cacophonous safe-haven, filled with mementoes from her own network of friends and family.
Rosenfeld received a BA in Fine Art from Kenyon College. She is the co-founder of the performance collective Burnt Asphalt Family with whom she has performed throughout the United States including at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum of Art and UrbanGlass. Her work is held in private and public collections nationally and has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, Kentucky Museum of Art, Louisville, KY, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.