Emily Church: Fragments
Emily Church searches for phenomena in nature and urban life that urges her to capture in visual form a moment in time, in memory, an event, a mystery. Her work is about representing elements of the natural world within an artificial context. The paintings stem from memories of travel, places she has called home, and experiences of nature. As the pieces evolve, they take on the artificiality of urban environments, the artifice of painting itself, and the collision of nature with the man-made. By referring to the history of art through the manipulation of the formal elements of painting, and by twisting the context of knowable objects, her work creates a space and an atmosphere that are both specific and unnamable.