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With roots in the tradition of still life painting and influenced by Pop Art’s emphasis on mundane cultural objects as subject matter, my depictions of domestic interior spaces present a framework on which to explore the tension that exists within the liminal area between abstraction and representation.

Rendering an object as it exists in the physical world relies on the creation of the illusion of depth within the picture plane, while abstraction focuses on the surface of the flat picture plane, on which the physical act of painting is recorded. I employ both of these approaches to image making within based on my belief that both philosophies are equally valid.

Influenced by painters including Andrew Wyeth, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig and Wayne Thiebaud, I aim to explore histories in 20th century painting through the depiction of common household objects. The familiar subject matter orients the viewer to the space, while the chaos of the paint buildup invites the viewer to create their own narrative for what is happening in the scene.

Oil on Canvas
30 * 42
2014
Oil on Canvas
30 * 36
2014
(Untitled)
Oil on Canvas
54 * 42
2014
13th and Church
Oil on Canvas
30 *36
2013
Apartment
Oil on Canvas
30 *36
2013
742 Locust Street
Oil on Canvas
36 * 48
2014
Untitled
Oil on Canvas
30 *36
2013
Down at the Hipster Lodge
Oil on Canvas
30 * 36
2013
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
Oil on Canvas
56 * 42
2013
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces, HACC, The Great Indoors
Oil on Canvas
48 * 40
2013
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces, HACC, The Great Indoors
Oil on Canvas
48 * x 36*
2013
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces, HACC, The Great Indoors
oil on canvas
36 * 48
2012
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces, HACC, The Great Indoors
oil on canvas
48 * 36
2012
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
Oil on Canvas
36 * 48
2011
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces, HACC, The Great Indoors
Oil on Canvas
36 * 48
2012
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
oil on canvas
48 * 36
2011
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
oil on canvas
48 * 36
2010
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
oil on canvas
36 * 48
2011
Erika Stearly, Oil on Canvas, Domestic Spaces
oil on canvas
36 * 48
2010