Delicious Obsession: Emily Eveleth Paints Doughnuts in all Their Sugary Glory
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Confections: Emily Eveleth, Derrick Guild, Richard Hickam, Don Nice, Lorraine Shemesh, Allan Stone Projects, New York, November 24-December 19, 2014
Farm-to-Table: Epicurean Works from the Allan Stone Collection, Allan Stone Projects, New York, June 22-August 11, 2017
Allan Stone Collection, New York
Emily Eveleth applies classical painting techniques to her quotidian, though evocative, subjects. She is perhaps best known for her dramatic paintings of doughnuts in monumental scales. In these, Eveleth treats the doughnuts as isolated still lifes, with gestural brushwork and dramatic lighting; she also is working on an ongoing series featuring an anonymous pair of hands holding a variety of objects. Eveleth explains that she is attracted to these subjects because of their expressive potential, and their ability to allude to ideas beyond their own apparent subject matter. Eveleth originally studied silkscreen techniques; since, she has experimented with ink drawing, pastel, gouache, and model airplane enamels, in addition to oil paints. Eveleth also developed a unique method of mixing graphite and oil, which she uses with Mylar.
American, b. 1960, Hartford, Connecticut, based in Boston, MA, United States