Mark Errol

Mark Errol of Tifton, GA

Artist Statement:

“The ownership of a home is a dream many can relate to. Whether through location, circumstances, many of us only live in that fantasy, while others seem to buy and sell homes at will. The series Dead End is a magnification of one common narrative of space I grew up with and continue to hear; one that places a hierarchy on living at the end of a cul-de-sac. In my research I have found that most of these planned communities often create an illusion of space, of ownership, of grandeur. This fallacy can easily be debunked by getting a bird’s eye view and realizing that what you thought you gained by moving out of the apartments and row houses has been replaced by sharing your backyards with all the others that bought into this myth of space and ownership too. As Zillow and other websites become the pornography of generations of home seekers, I find joy in the search and hunt for the all allusive perfect space, place to call my own.”

Mark Errol graduated from Georgia State University in 2014 with his MFA where he was the recipient of the Ernest G. Welch Fellowship. Mark accepted the position of Lecturer in 2015 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta GA where he teaches Ceramics, Foundation 3D Design as well as Professional Preparations for budding artists and Senior Presentation. He is currently serving as Interim Gallery Director for the Dedo Maranville Gallery at VSU. Mark lives in Tifton, GA where he maintains his studio and is the co-owner of Plough Gallery with Glenn Josey. His work has been featured in shows both nationally and internationally as well as in Studio Potter magazine and other regional and national publications. The work he makes investigates the relationships of architecture, interior design, and personal narratives while utilizing the surfaces of functional forms meant for domestic environments.

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Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!