My artwork attempts to bring a slow, reflective visual dialog that questions our cultural experiences and it’s expectations. Modern society has been saturated with mass marketing and imagery to the point where we have become experts at deciphering messages in a matter of seconds. We make quick assumptions, which often lead to false conclusions. By playing with the assumption of the materials identity, I wish challenge our instant gratification culture. I do this by reorganizing and extruding imagery from its original context. I attempt to dissect the emotional weight of imagery into recognizable but fragmented references. Ultimately, my work invites the viewer rethink and examine the familiar by asking to look harder, closer and a little longer.
Emilee Yawn was born in 1977 in Modesto California. She received her BFA degree from Massachusetts College of Art in a concentration in Environmental Design. She received an MA from the Boston Architectural College and studied Landscape Urbanism. She has worked in leading design firms, in Cambridge Massachusetts, London UK, and San Francisco California. Her work has been exhibited during Art Week Miami, ICA Boston, throughout the Bay Area, and in North Adams Ma. This year she will participate in the North Adams Project, through Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artist. Emilee Currently lives and works in North Adams Massachusetts.