Eastern State Penetentiary, PA

Photograph, rust, nail mounted on metal and burnt wood

9.5" x 13.5"


Watch the artist discuss her Eastern State Penetentiary series here




Her artwork is inspired by her late grandfather’s hardware store: metal, rust, wood, oxidation, paint, key shavings, and odd bits.


Miss Resnick’s art is a juxtaposition of beauty, death, and neglect. Miss Resnick’s choice of presentation is just one more aspect that sets her photographs apart from others. She utilizes an array of burnt wood, distressed nails, metal, and rust to frame her photos. Her use of mixed media lends another layer of desperate, forgotten loveliness to every one of her pieces.


In addition, Miss Resnick has begun to delve into hanging sculpture. While her photos hint at humanity’s transience, Miss Resnick’s sculpture proves it. Her newest works are a visual cacophony of corroded metal and found objects. While Miss Resnick’s vision may pierce the psyche, her art – quite literally – may pierce the flesh.




"Eastern State Penitentiary—Great Hall" Erica Resnick


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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