• Emily Cheng

    Schmidt-Dean Gallery

    Emily Cheng photographically reproduces images from Renaissance paintings on linen and then layers the black and white grounds with her own painted additions. In the six oil paintings in this exhibition, Cheng very nearly obliterates the photographic image, and the portions that remain are intended to serve as clues to her own painted marks. Along with transparent washes, the artist creates abstract forms that frequently suggest puzzle pieces.

    The complexity of the relationships between these formal elaborations begins to create a dialogue about pictorial language itself, suggesting that Cheng

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