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"Just Me Doin' Me"
Erica Botkin

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Botkin is endlessly fascinated with pop culture and the average person’s desire to achieve celebrity status. Through her participation as the subject, she has created Valentine cards and a range of customizable objects including blankets, key chains clocks and photo slates. This work aims to reveal the absurdity of the value system surrounding what is “cool” and who decides.

Botkin gravitates toward the absurd and her practice fluctuates between bodies of work where she examines her place in society, interactions with other people, and cultural or societal concerns of the environment in which she lives. Both shows (at Project Space and N Space) examine the fleeting fame society assigns to people or objects.

Botkin was born and raised in Northern California. She received her BA from Humboldt State University and MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Botkin has recently relocated back to northern California where she lives and teaches.

Earlier Event: March 8
"Maze Boy"
Cody Ledvina
Later Event: March 26
"Moon Trees"
Erica Botkin