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Emily Somoskey

What Lies Beyond Sight
June 11-17, 2020
               




My work gives form to the complexity, instability, and enigmatic nature of our lived experiences.Through these mixed media paintings, I explore the simultaneity between the actual and the psychological, the material and the immaterial, the visible and that which lies beyond sight. Domestic spaces are largely the carrier for this ambition, which offer multi-sensory and ever-changing material that the paintings build upon. Recognizable subject matter surfaces amidst an expanse of abstraction, alluding to both the banality and mystery of the day-to-day. Digital collage fragments and painted shards might reference a tiled floor, a stove-top burner, or the edge of a piece of furniture but they also point to readings that move beyond the domestic. The complex tension of their visual density calls for contemplation; asking the viewer to slow down in order to navigate, discover and dwell within them.













































Images © 2020 Emily Somoskey



Image List :
-Emily Somoskey, Cascade, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, The Jungle, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, Residue, 40”x36”, Oil and collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, Incandescent, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2020
-Emily Somoskey, Low Tide, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, Nested, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2020
-Emily Somoskey, Common Space, 48” x36”, Oil and collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, Bedrock, 84”x 96”, Oil, acrylic, spray paint & collaged digital prints on canvas, 2019
-Emily Somoskey, Installation view: Nested, Low Tide and Cascade at Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum



*Read Emily Somoskey’s interview here
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