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A solo exhibition featuring the work of Erin Survilas. This artist has been developing her unique point of view from a young age and has become a recognized talent across the North Shore. This exhibit offers a collection of paintings created during her recent four-month excursion to Ireland. 

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 22, 2024

Artist Statement

My name is Erin Survilas, and I am a painting student studying at Montserrat College of Art. Within my arts practice, I have a large focus on feminism and self care within my own body, as well as playing with emotion and color psychology.  I aim to present the peacefulness and the emotional attachment that comes within all acts of self care in a positive light for my audience to relate to and enjoy. As explained by the Oxford Dictionary, self care is described to be “ the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness”. I aim for my paintings to not only represent these acts, but for the creation of the painting to be an act of well-being in itself. By focusing on these rituals, I noticed how cyclical my body is, connecting the relationship between self care and my body’s needs. While not all acts of self care are approachable to others, I want to romanticize all aspects of taking care of oneself. 

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Salem Arts Association Galleries, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970

Contact with questions.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum and The Michael and Ronne Cosel Foundation 

Salem Arts Association
159 Derby Street 
Salem, MA 01970  
Phone: 978-745-4850 

Weekends 12-6pm

Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
and New Years Day 
Parking: on street when available


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