Last Days of the Exhibition

The residency is over. It was another great one, although different because it was completely online, like the exhibition. It always takes a few days to process all the information the online residency was no exception. As a way to process that information, I made several photoshopped documents to record the moments. These are the paintings I showed. The exhibition is open until 8-20-20. The link to see it https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1290601/vermont-college-of-fine-arts-summer-residency-exhibition If you would like to watch a four minute video of me explaining the work you can view that here.

quantity over quality 24X24, oil on linen Savings 24×24, oil on linen The importance of a good education 24×24, oil on linen

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Emily

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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