Red Line 2018
Acrylic on canvas, this piece was inspired by a photograph taken at 10 pm on a northbound subway in Hollywood. Seeing these children get on with their bicycles created an excellent contrast with the usual late night passengers.
Expo line 2017
This was the first piece created in this series for a group show about connection. This was the train I took every morning to Santa Monica and I had become used to all of my fellow commuters until one morning this person got on wearing a mask. It awoke me from my commuters stupor and I began to pay attention again.
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Erica Entrop was born in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with her BFA. While attending the university, she participated in the Land Arts of the American West program through which she was able to being defining her own style working under the guidance of artists Erika Osborne and Bill Gilbert. After completing her studies she began traveling across the united states exhibiting in different locations always continuing to hone her own artistic voice.
While living in Los Angeles, she began to work on her most current body of work. It was through working with a gallery in Santa Monica that she began to develop this theme of public spaces and personal interactions. Traveling on the public transit system in a place like Los Angeles in a unique experience as it is a large city whose population generally does not rely on the trains or buses to get around.