Emily R Sall
Visual Artist Fellow (2007)
Studio Resident (2005)
Exhibitions/Performances (2005, 2007, 2009)
Statement of Work
The paintings have always been architecturally influenced. I am interested in creating; shifting, mounting, teetering landscapes of tension, balance, imbalance and harmonious visual relationships.
I feel like I am "building" the paintings rather than painting them or being "painterly". My process really lends itself to this. Tedious process of taping off and painting many lines. Building up layers, sanding away layers to reveal the history of the work. The results can often be surprising and rich and the painting ends up taking on a life of it's own. Chance and accidental play move the work forward. Perpetual motion.