TR Ericsson: I Was Born To Bring You Into This World
On view September 16– December 31, 2017
TR Ericsson uses the story of his mother to present a searing, soft, and complex portrait
of post-industrial life in America. Ericsson constructs his work using traditional art materials such as canvas, bronze, photography, and clay as well as video, found objects, and heirlooms taken from his family archives. This exhibition is a specific reinterpretation of Crackle & Drag, Ericsson’s ongoing project started during the years following his mother’s suicide in 2003.
I Was Born To Bring You Into This World begins as an intimate encounter with an artist’s family archive and becomes a potent opportunity to reflect and scrutinize the trials and tribulations of our own lives.
Susie (with ice cream), ca. 1954; printed 2017
Courtesy of the artist
September 15, 6:00–8:00pm
FREE for Member|$15 Non-Members
Meet artists TR Ericsson and Suné Woods while enjoying music, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. At 6:15pm join Everson Curator of Art and Programs DJ Hellerman and the artists in conversation about their exhibitions.
DOCENT-LED TOUR: TR ERICSSON & SUNÉ WOODS
September 21, 6:00pm
FREE Third Thursday
LUNCH AND LEARN: TR ERICSSON
September 27, 12:15 – 1:00pm
Bring your own lunch and meet the staff members from the Everson Museum to learn about our fantastic collection and special exhibitions. Discussion led by DJ Hellerman,
Curator of Art and Programs
October 5, 6:00–8:00pm
$10 Members | $15 Non-Members
Join the Education Department in a private viewing and tour of fall exhibitions TR Ericsson: I Was Born to Bring You into This World and Suné Woods: When a heart scatter, scatter, scatter. An educator resource guide will offer many ways to engage your students in pre- and post-tour activities. Contact Kimberly Griffiths at or call (315) 474-6064 x308 to register.
Graphite, resin and funerary ash on muslin,
84 x 60 inches
Image courtesy of the Marguerite Steed Hoffman Collection & Harlan Levey Projects