2016 Artists

Emily Maddigan

I will present small and large-scale work inarguably mighty in spirit; these figures startle with their uncanny juxtapositions of beach trash, found wood scraps and all manner of detritus. I seek out misbegotten taxidermy via Craigslist and yard sales and revitalize them with colored beads, sequins and pins. These creatures now bear a blinged-out armor: a result of their enchantment, and redemption.

My studio practice involves re-appropriating, embellishing and becoming absorbed by both the minute details, and overall tone of the work. I am not concerned or intimidated by the size or duration of any project. Each form is meticulously pinned one by one to the form.

The work balances the masculine man cave with the highly feminized, the repulsive and attraction, worship and profanity, craft and fine art.

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For more information about Emily Maddigan, please visit her website.