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Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Mammalian, (detail) 2010, Acrylic on Panel 12 x 16 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Green Desert, (detail) 2010, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Copy Cat, (detail) 2010, Acrylic on Panel 30 x 40 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Fluff, (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 30 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Wig, (detail) 2010, Acrylic on Panel, 18 x 18 inches

Emiliy Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (Grey), (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 12 x12 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Kansas (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 30 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 1 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 20 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 2 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 12 x 12 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 3 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 11 x 14 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 4 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 12 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 5 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 11 x 14 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled 6 (detail) 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 11 x 14 inches

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Late Night (detail) 2010, Acrylic on Panel 24 x 30 inches SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (6), 2012, acrylic on panel, 14 x 11" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (17), 2012, acrylic on panel, 48 x 48" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (12), 2012, acrylic on panel, 20 x 16" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (15), 2012, acrylic on panel, 16 x 16" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (7), 2012, acrylic on panel, 24 x 30" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (8), 2012, acrylic on panel, 16 x 20" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (4), 2012, acrylic on panel, 24 x 18" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (1), 2012, acrylic on panel, 30 x 40" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (11), 2012, acrylic on panel, 24 x 24" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (16), 2012, acrylic on panel, 12 x 10" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (2), 2012, acrylic on panel, 12 x 16" (detail) SOLD

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (13), 2012, acrylic on panel, 16 x 16" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (9), 2012, acrylic on panel, 11 x 14" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (5), 2012, acrylic on panel, 14 x 11" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (14), 2012, acrylic on panel, 16 x 20" (detail)

Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer: Untitled (3), 2012, acrylic on panel, 12 x 9" (detail)

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Artist Statement: Emily Schaefer

My work focuses on the physical application of medium to surface; exploring the relationship between the individually poured forms and the solid, opaque painted ground. At times the paint is manipulated on the canvas with direct purpose, other times it is left to its own device. Working flat, paint is poured, spread, dripped, and manipulated on the surface. It poses the question as to whether paint is an object, a subject, or even both in a single instance.

Each piece is heavily weighted on the intuitive steps taken to create the finished work. Each form or paint application is considered and reconsidered several times before being applied to the surface. The paintings become a mental game of tug of war, as each work evolves around constant decision-making.