I have seen at least 5 shows in which Emilie has exhibited and the images are many, varied and almost tranquil. It is like looking out on a cool pond with gentle ripples … and then you notice among the soothing, pastel hues a provocative color or an enigmatic icon:
Detail from 2004 Toronto Summer Art Show
Yes, the images have a sense of humor as well as active, scheming – as if a part of a larger plan or oeuvre. A visit to her website reveals exactly this – a very novel move into fuller forms and colours which entice with their suggestion of flavour. Here is a trip to her website in 2016. If you consider some of Emilie’s 2009 paintings, they have flipped from color and form emerging from a white glaze to more fulsome layerings with bolder plumage:
Flamboyant, from Spring 2014 works
And the painting’s styling become more immersive while the colours remain vibrant as seen here:
Orange from Spring 20124 works
Diamond from Fall 2014
Rather than I leading you astray, let me recommend that you take a walk through Emilie’s website – it is a amazingly full of inspirations in sculpture, architectural finishings, as well as paintings that delight in curiosity and inquisitiveness.What a pleasure to rediscover Emilie’s works yet again.