“Contradictions and Connections," a public lecture by 2010 Ginsberg Artist-in-Residence Emily Eveleth (painter)
Date: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Sponsored by: Art and Art History
Contact: Mark D Klassen, Art and Art History / 608-363-2123
Emily Eveleth explores the expressive potential of her signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous jelly doughnut. In the process the boundaries among still life, landscape, and portraiture are eliminated and the subject is invested with unexpected presence and identity – from monumentality to pathos, vulnerability, sensuality and humor. Gesture and content engage the viewer, forming a covert exchange between object and onlooker. There is neither uniformity in spatial relationships nor static emotional content in Eveleth’s paintings. Rather, they contain a wealth of feeling—melancholy, the wry humor of recognition, the insecurity of darkness and the opposing innocence of paradisial light.
Emily Eveleth’s paintings and drawings have been widely shown. They can currently be seen in a solo show featuring 10 years of work at the Smith College Museum of Art. They were recently seen in group shows at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA, the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY. Her work can be found in private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It has been written about in Bomb Magazine, Art in America, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. In 2002 she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She shows regularly at Danese in New York and the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston.