Scattered Fragments: Erin Zerbe at Peoria Art Guild

The show opening was a tremendous sucess. Below is the exhibition statement, price list, and images from the opening. The show is open from November 15th until December 17th. 

Exhibition Statement

Scattered Fragments combines the performance documentation, sculpture, photography and installation work of multimedia artist Erin Zerbe. Grappling with the stringent beauty standards set for women, Erin's work highlights the hidden, relentless, and often painful means that many women subject themselves to in order to look more "attractive". 

This series of work documents the trash and debris associated with the beauty ritual. Large format macro photographs loom over the actual physical objects they represent in an effort to examine and critique the dichotomy of natural and altered bodies and the balance of desire and repulsion.

This exhibition serves as an opportunity to have a larger conversation about the role of internalized and externalized misogyny, and how these forces are visited up women in ways that often go unnoticed. This work places the trash associated with the beauty ritual under the microscope, allowing viewers to look on in morbid curiosity, recoil in disgust, and question their own culpability in the cultural perception of women’s bodies as both abject and object.


Price List

Particles #1 - Make Up Removal Wipe (2013)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
45x30
$500

Particles #2 - Make Up Removal Wipe (2013)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
45x30
$500

Tangled #1 - Matted Hair (2014)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
45x30
$500

Tangled #2 - Matted Hair (2014)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
45x30
$500

Removed #1 - Pubic Hair on Wax Strip (2013)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
30x45
$500

Removed #2 - Pubic Hair on Wax Strip (2013)
Unique Digital Print on Archival Gator Board with Museum Backing
30x45
$500

Wax Strip Bricks #1-12 (2014)
Pubic Hair, Body Wax, Linen, Tin-Cured Water Clear Silicone
9x3x3
$250 each

Shed Hair 11.02.13 - 10.10.14
Head Hair Shed During Brushing and Grooming, Hair Spray
N/A
$375

Wiped Clean - Make Up Removal Wipes from 9.30.13 - 11.10.14
406 Used Make Up Removal Wipes
N/A
$1500

Wax Strips Book
13x8
$80 per book
(available for order)