By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 8 April 2009

I was introduced to Baltimore artist Erin Womack’s work via her incredible, paper-mache masks. These masks happened to be on display this past weekend on the last day of the Transmodern Festival, the poster for which Womack also designed. Womack’s work stands apart from the day-glo spazz aesthetic the minions of Dan Deacon and company go nuts over in this city. Dark without being gothic, drawing from nature and natural materials without being hippy-dippy, Womack creates eerie drawings, bulb-headed masks, installations, and Super-8 films of the creatures that inhabited her childhood imagination.

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