Corcoran Alumnus Comes to Transformer this Summer

August 10, 2009

Corcoran alumnus Erik Loften will exhibit his work with the sixth installment of Transformer's Exercises for Emerging Artists. The program was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development and to advance their creative careers. Erik Loften's projected video work, viewable from both inside and out of Transformer's storefront space, explores the concept of "re-appropriating human nature." Through colorful, incessantly moving and mutating cell-like forms, he aims to address the modern day evolution of the "hunter/gatherer" method, which has taken the form of advertising and material obsession in modern society, filling the void of our basic human instinct for the hunt.

The exhibition is on view at the Transformer Gallery on 1404 P Street NW, Washington DC, from July 11–August 15, 2009. Visit http://transformergallery.org/pdfs/Transformer-E6.in.situ.pdf for more information.