Emily McCauley

Emily McCauley

My art process is observational and intuitive, utilizing the qualities of paint and drawing materials to record time and evoke the human experience. My work combines seemingly disparate everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. Texture and color provide a language that describes my interest in how the we become integrated into contemporary, media-filled society. The paintings recall bright pop culture references collaged within an energetic painterly space. My brushwork shows the fluid exchange between layers of abstract, flattened, painterly, and rendered objects building a metaphor for the way that people experience the world and its commodification. Reorganizing what is real creates a new narrative that grapples with time, identity, and material culture.

Horse Head, 2021
gouache on board
17x14"

Something Red, 2021
gouache on board
17x14"

Daily Catharsis, 2021
carved readymade soap, nailpolish

Untitled, 2021
gouache and collage on Bristol
17x14"

Carrier II, 2020
gouache on board
24x19"

Carrier 12, 2020
gouache on Bristol
24x19"

Ballerina, 2021
gouache on Bristol
24x19"

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