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Emmy Bright, "The Thing And Its Absence"

Opening Reception // Thursday, January 11 // 5 - 8 pm

This series of prints and drawings are about the psychology and comedy of absence, longing, love, and relation. Each piece uses blobby forms, gender colors and scrawled text. The compositions pop open complex spaces for thinking feeling and feeling thought. Together, the work seeks to upend normative good sense – about what is right, or good or happy - in order to find something more complex, gnarly, and real.

Emmy Bright works in drawing, writing, print media and performance. Her work investigates comedy, art history, psychology and philosophy. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Recent exhibitions include a group show about women and comedy in visual art at Machine Projects in Los Angeles, and solo/two person shows the Distillery Gallery and Yve Yang Gallery in Boston, MA, and Ditch Projects in Eugene, OR. She has produced projects for the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and has a piece in the most recent Headmaster Magazine. She currently lives and works in Detroit where she is represented by David Klein Gallery.