As Juxtapoz and Takashi Murakami prepare to host "Juxtapoz x Superflat" at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle from Aug 4—7, 2016, we visit Erin M Riley's studio in Brooklyn.

All photography by Alex Nicholson

One of the reasons we wanted Erin part of the show is both her unique content and her contemporary approach to a traditional medium in textiles and tapestry art. For much of 2016, Erin has been working on the "Year of Porn" series, an awesomely graphic yet sincere series that are "woven from screen captures at the moment of climax." As Erin notes, "Every time porn is consumed it is recorded and woven." For the "Juxtapoz x Superflat" show, Erin will present a woven piece that will be over 8-feet by 8-feet.

Artists selected to appear in the show by Murakami include: Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, Kim Jung Gi, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, and Zoer & Velvet. Artists selected by Pricco include Trenton Doyle Hancock, Todd James, Austin Lee, Rebecca Morgan, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Paco Pomet, Parra, Christian Rex van Minnen. Erin M. Riley, Devin Troy Strother, Sage Vaughn, and Ben Venom.

Pivot Art & Culture
August 4—7, 2016

609 Westlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109 
Ground floor of the Allen Institute building on Westlake between Mercer and Broad in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle