New Paintings by Emily Eveleth at Danese/Corey
Emily Eveleth – New Paintings
March 18 – April 16, 2016
Danese/Corey is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Emily Eveleth. In these works, Eveleth continues to explore the ironic and expressive potential of her signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous doughnut. In the process, she invests her subject with unexpected presence and identity, ranging from the literal to the abstract, from the dramatic to the contemplative – expressing vulnerability, sensuality and humor.
This new body of work further confirms Eveleth’s technical achievements, her mastery of the intricacies, nuances and demands of painting. It extends her narrative, the doughnut as a thing of beauty, the very embodiment of pleasure, comfort and self-indulgence. The doughnuts function simultaneously as still life, landscape, portrait and anthropomorphized objects of “projected desire,’ eroticism, and in many instances, explicit sexuality.1
Eveleth’s monumental painting Big Pink recalls Matisse’s glorious Large Reclining Nude (1935) along with the voluptuous physical presence of Ingres’s odalisques in The Turkish Bath (1862). As much as these are doughnuts, they are not – “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (Magritte).
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