Mauve With Peony Louver
ArtistEmily Keating Snyder
MediumAcrylic and Thread on Raw Canvas
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About the Art
Emily’s pieces create a balance between rigidity and looseness, as spontaneous brushstrokes and raw canvas interact with intentional embroidered lines. Color is always the driving inspiration.
Emily’s textured works are informed by the crafting of her childhood and family heritage, creating multifaceted pieces that bring history into the now.
Emily’s pieces may be minimalist, but they are powerful and can stand on their own. Hang this one anywhere you can get close to see her woven textures.
About the artist
Emily Keating Snyder
Emily Keating Snyder a Los Angeles-based artist creating abstract paintings incorporating the tradition of embroidery. Her minimalist, textural paintings seek to bring craft into the context of fine art by literally stitching thread through artist’s canvas, presenting what was traditionally a women’s medium in the context of historically-masculine painting. Emily studied art history and the art world in cultural hubs like New York and Florence but also grew up sewing, making jewelry and building cardboard dollhouses. Her work is equally informed by it all.
Her process reflects her own internal dialogue between the free-flowing inner child and, at times, compulsive perfectionist. The original spark of an idea for her current body of work was to create the experience of being immersed in color, with textural embroidery used to focus the eye on the central painted color and its relationship with the colors around it.
Elevating craft and folk art into the context of fine art is the foundation of my work. I am literally weaving these worlds together by stitching thread through artist’s canvas, presenting what was traditionally a women’s medium in the context of historically-masculine painting.”