Notes by Bill Calhoun

September 06, 2009

Perishables and Tangibles

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Perishables and Tangibles, 2009, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

The flying ephemera is the final touch in a painting that has it all:  food, pets, draperies, and headlessness.

The Unspeakable Space Between Us

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The Unspeakable Space Between Us, 2009, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

In this current series of 20x16 paintings (which started with Stage of Indecision), Emily has been giving her characters a little more living space.  Here the characters seem to have drifted apart in response, dimly aware of their estrangement.

PS: Check out the photo of this costume at the New York Times.