Join us Thursday, January 17th for an artist talk and closing reception honoring, Emily Ezell and her newest exhibition in the Lake St. Gallery, “Empress of Folly”.
LATELY an excessive twisting of truth and freedom – sometimes gleeful, often vulgar, never ironic – flows from my fingers to the surface in an expulsion of bizarre tableaus.
THE IMAGES are populated by a cast of characters without apology or control. Their world has a thorny lushness; fecundity expresses itself in ways reminiscent of a tangled rococo garden – left to swell after its mistress lost her head.
THESE VIGNETTES are careless and carefree, celebrations of their existence however banal or embarrassing their birth stories. They are my naughty subconscious flickers brought to full flame….. as fragrant and irreverent as a tire fire.
About the Artist:
After spending some years in New York City pursuing her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Emily Ezell considers herself an ex ex patriot to her beloved Bayou State. Her work is a strange brew of the glamorous monster feminine tempered with a candy bright aesthetic. Ezell’s first love is narrative painting, followed closely by all things puppetry. She has been highly influenced by Monica Cook, Dana Schutz, and Lisa Yuskavage.
Find out more about the artist at www.emilyezellstudio.com