Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Camouflage

Camouflage is one of a few of my recent paintings that are about identity - perception of self and how one is perceived and such things.  I am just starting to put this theme to words.  I'll have to explain my use of totems and getting tangled in patterns when I get to where I can wrap my brain around it and wax poetic.

Here is what I love about going to art shows: talking art smack.  With artists and art appreciators (love those).  When I am showing my own work I enjoy hearing what people think about my art and what it says to them, I also enjoy "educating" people on the meanings and thinkings behind my paintings.  Even better, I love getting to talk to other artists about their art.  I was in good company in Park City last weekend as part of a group show at the Meyer Gallery.  I had wonderful conversations with Ray Bonilla, Justin and Sunny Taylor, Brian Kershisnik, and others.  If you happen to be in Park City, stop in Meyer Gallery for a look-see.  It is a brilliant show and a wonderful gallery.  Lots of good art.  I'm trying to underplay my excitement by avoiding exclamations. !!!

I also had loads of fun on my trip to Utah canning all week-end long with my sisters!!  Oh there I go with the exclamations.  We just have so much fun!  And we turned bushels of produce from their gardens into delectable jars of winter blessings.  An old friend crossed our path in the kitchen and said, "What good little Mormon girls you are."  Yes, we most certainly are.
From Rhubarb to Tomatillos


4 comments:

megan said...

do you have any shows in Arizona coming up?

Marsha Lueck said...

Emily,
I love this painting!!!! How fun to be with the family in Utah and make such yumminess together! I just love this painting, did I already mention that..LOL.
:)

Craig Smith said...

Love the painting Emily. Wish you would have a show in Houston.

emily said...

@megan - I don't do anything in AZ! I'm working on that. I would love to be more involved in my art community.

@Marsha - Thanks!!

@Tammy - Houston, sounds like a good idea. I know a great gallery in Austin?? Thanks friend!