Everything Is: Paintings by Emily Rapport
This October, Eat Paint Studio celebrates our first year as the gallery and art studio of Emily Rapport. On view this month, “Everything Is,” Emily’s recent paintings of Chicago’s urban landscape. The show opens Friday, October 11 and will be on view through Saturday, October 26, 2019. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday, 11am - 5pm.
Emily Rapport’s everyday scenes of houses, fast food restaurants, and “L” tracks are steeped in lush observation. Folds of Tyvek homewrap are painted as if they are majestic robes, vibrant sunsets transform soot colored snow in an industrial landscape to abstract passages of lavender, blue, and aqua paint.
Seen together, these expressive paintings of Chicago homes and landscapes become a composite neighborhood with a storied past. Emily melds observed reality with imagined narrative inviting the viewer to look more closely at the everyday world around them.