"Legal Tender," Featuring the Art of Emily Erb

On view April - October 2015

Artist Emily Erb's solo exhibition, "Legal Tender," consists of flag paintings depicting US paper currency from 1862 to the present. She employs the ancient Indian technique of silk painting to reflect a global perspective on the history of American money. Erb offers up representations of metaphorically counterfeit money as a luxurious creative medium of exchange in silk paintings installed from flagpoles. Conflating American currency with patriotic symbols of national identity, the artist initiates a dialogue on what constitutes the nation’s collective value system.