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Senior Thesis Exhibition: Emily Shirley

Emily Shirley

Our Caesious Reverie, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
432in x 72in. Detail.

In this body of work, I seek to seclude the viewer in an intimate enclosed space to fuel introspective thought and a wandering imagination. At thirty-six feet wide at six feet tall, this atmospheric painting completely surrounds the viewer and is illuminated and animated by sequenced lighting and sound effects. Inspired by personal dreams, this work serves as a means of meditation and escapism through imagery, sound, and isolation. I encourage the viewer to experience the juxtaposition between self-awareness and spiritual connectivity to the collective whole.

For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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