February, 2018.
thinking about art
marker of a long time, tinted plaster, altered found objects
re:surface, 3-person exhibition at Zygote Press curated by Nicole Schneider.

Thanks to everyone who came to the opening of re:surface. It was such a nice evening of chatting with wonderful friends. One of those lovely people even gave me a leg. (See below.)

Dott von Schneider covered the exhibit in the latest Scene Magazine in her article, Three Artists Explore the Concept of Surface, and What Lies Beneath, at Zygote PressThank you to Scene and to Dott. I appreciate the coverage of any exhibitions in the area and absolutely love reading what others see in my own work. 

The exhibit is up through February 15, 2019.
Zygote open hours are Wednesday and Saturday noon to 4pm. If that's not convenient, there's often someone at the shop so give them a call to arrange another time to stop in.
Call 216.621.2900.

All around, it's been a happy art month. For one, I finally read the brochure from Cleveland Museum of Art's Kerry James Marshall exhibit. I was reminded how important art is in providing visuals of the world and how consciously or unconsciously we absorb those images. Marshall inspired me in how thorough he was in his preparations and thinking from a young age.

Read the brochure here.

January  18 – February 15, 2019

Curator: Nicole Schneider
Grace Summanen, Elizabeth Emery, and Nicole Schneider

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, January 18 / 6pm – 8pm
Zygote Press
1410 E 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

"On the surface, things are not what they seem at Zygote Press. Curated by artist Nicole Schneider, Re:surface brings together Grace Summanen, Elizabeth Emery and Schneider as they scuba dive into ideas of concept and formality of surface in a delightful exploration that is deeper than its face value. The exhibition is free and open to the public through Feb. 15.

Elizabeth Emery's signature plaster sculptures are combined with threads and other materials embedded within each piece. Her use of material is deceptive in that we imagine they can burst open and reveal a soft interior instead of hard plaster. They are like small, puffy planets that beg to burst at the seams. Emery amuses us in particular with "marker of a long time," a plaster and mixed-media number that has doll arms, dinosaurs and plastic flora bursting outward like a microcosmic bang. "Thinking backwards" evokes an evolutionary tale. Almost crustacean, the salmon and bright pink hues remind us of a mutated hermit crab seeking shelter while simultaneously molting its exoskeleton. The richly colored "swallowing rocks" erupt with fleshy protuberances that shoot outward and descend toward the floor. It looks as if Emery used a pastry tube to create the perfectly whipped nodules and added gold leaf to create one hell of a delicious wall relief."

--Dott von Schneider, Three Artists Explore the Concept of Surface, and What Lies Beneath, at Zygote Press, Scene Magazine, February 6, 2019

wider collision, in progress
You can still see the tiger stuffed animal and my fancy screw & sponge prop-system®
Always on the lookout for incredible coffee, I stumbled upon Chloe Cafe last week while visiting my in-laws in Boca Raton, FL. Stellar coffees, sesame cookie, and a tuna sandwich in two visits.
Let me know what you think if you are in the area and try it.
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Elizabeth Emery
Cleveland, OH 44113

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