Notes by Bill Calhoun

October 31, 2011

Modern Times

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Modern Times, 2011, oil on canvas, 20" x 16"

An unsettling image for unsettling times.

This is one of a handful of surreal images Emily started a while ago, images that she refers to as Postcards from Saturn.

UPDATE:  This painting was selected for the Jamestown Art Center's 2012 show "Statewide," a juried show of works by Rhode Island RISD alumni.

October 16, 2011

Elephant Hat

Click for Larger ViewAnother circus couple!

Elephant Hat, 2011, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

October 10, 2011

Magic Trick

Click for Larger ViewMaybe he doesn't fully understand his own magic.

Magic Trick, 2011, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

October 09, 2011

The Embrace

Click for Larger ViewThey embrace tenderly and a little wearily, as if having spent an entire night dancing.

The Embrace, 2011, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

This is another in Emily's pas de deux collection. See here for these other examples.

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October 02, 2011

The Farce

Click for Larger ViewThe story is all in the hands.

The Farce, 2011, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

This painting is based on a much earlier illustration that was commissioned by The New Yorker many years ago.  Sadly, they never published it, in spite of sending a private courier all the way from NYC to get the painting after they had lost the photo transparency.

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Circus, 1992, oil on canvas, 20" x 25"