About the artist
A Trinity University graduate in art and literature, Cheryl Finfrock explores the figure in its awkwardness, anonymity, and universality, creating a narrative steeped in the tradition of Texas storytelling. Exhibits span the US and Europe, including New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Berlin, Copenhagen, Montreal, Paris, and Sofia. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Ro2 Art Dallas represents Cheryl Finfrock.
Fascinated with surfaces that I can mark up, I work with lines that are scarred, scratched, and drawn on and into smooth surfaces. My current work studies people and places I’ve met, spotted, conjured, and dreamed about. I extrapolate images from media, old anonymous flea market photos, and some of my photography, all to be compiled and rebuilt. My surfaces are often unforgiving; strangely, that characteristic draws me to them. These marks are permanent, like choices from our past. This process feels like a metaphor for human interaction. If a bad mark is unforgivable, the story ends there. But with forgiveness, the mistaken mark can be built upon, swayed, and turned into a new idea. The work has space to become when the story is open-ended, the mark-making furthering the creation through its faults.