Gallery 203 is thrilled to feature Emily Ezell's oil paintings and pastel drawings in Past Lives. Through these works, Emily Ezell seeks to emphasize the spontaneous choices that are made between the initial concepts of a pose to the final rendering. The ultimate goal of her work is to maintain the structural accuracy of initial sketch lines while fleshing out the psychology of the final rendering. Her figures are mostly passive, but through a vivid use of hyper-realistic color they compel the viewer to look deeper. These works allow her to indulge in her love of vibrant color and dynamic mark-making. Ezell received her BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 and will pursue an MFA from the New York Academy of Art beginning in the fall of 2016.
The closing reception for Past Lives will be Friday, April 29th from 6 to 9 pm, artist Q&A 6:30.