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Erica Prince
Dollhouse
April 3 - 26 2015
Dollhouse Plans, 2015, Pencil, gouache and collage on paper  8.5” X 11.5”
Dollhouse Plans, 2015,
Pencil, gouache and collage on paper
8.5” X 11.5”

Dollhouses are understood as gendered spaces for speculation and idealization. They are interpretive play spaces for the enactment of social and identity constructs. In her second exhibition at Vox Populi, Erica Prince presents the dollhouse as an expanded psychological space: unpredictable, fragmentary, and unapologetically tied to its feminine perspective. A large scale cutaway dollhouse exposes empty rooms ripe with potential and a collection of drawings reveal fragile glimpses into the lives that could exist there. Ultimately, Prince continues to question the lifestyle design choices that we make, individually and as a culture, and how they reflect our states of being, our essential and constructed identities and our hopes and dreams for the future.

Erica Prince is a Canadian artist living and working in Philadelphia. Prince has a multidisciplinary practice rooted in drawing, sculpture and performance. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Prince has exhibited her work internationally, and is an artist member of Vox Populi gallery in Philadelphia. She is the Director of The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive, and is an Adjunct Professor at The University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art.

Gallery talk with Judith Tannenbaum

An interview with Erica Prince on Daily Serving.