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Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff: Folded stone installed at SITE SANTA FE, photo by Zach Chambers

Folded stone

SITE SANTA FE is pleased to present Folded stone, a solo exhibition by Erin Shirreff, whose spare, evocative works pose fundamental questions about how art is received and remembered.

Though trained as a sculptor, Shirreff centers her practice on acts of material translation, revealing how sculpture’s defining traits—real space, live encounter—adjust when filtered through other formats. These “hybrid scenarios,” as the artist describes them, recur throughout the exhibition: a new monumental sculpture, for instance, is inspired by grainy images of a mid-century example; photographs are printed and then cut or creased to gain near-sculptural dimension; the glacial pan of a digital video conflates still and moving image.

Each work is a wedge that pries open the space between representation and the thing itself, and shares a visual language drawn from the stark geometries of mid-century abstraction—a touchstone for Shirreff, whose work loosely channels the authority of that bygone era, asking what (if any) of its utopian aspirations are still palpable in the present. ​​Ultimately, Shirreff points to how art is accessed, both in person and in reproduction, delivering a heightened viewing experience that defies the leveling effects of our screen-based world.


Support for Folded stone is generously provided by
SITE SANTA FE Board of Directors
SITE SANTA FE Exhibitions Fund
James Cahn and Jeremiah Collatz
Rosina Yue
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers Tax
New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment of the Arts

Artist Bios

Erin Shirreff

Erin Shirreff lives and works in Montreal. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (2021–22); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2019); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2016); Buffalo AKG Art Museum, NY (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) (2016); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2015). This is her first institutional exhibition in New Mexico.VIEW ARTIST