Visual ArtCurrently Hanging: Emily Gherard Is Possessed by Unreal Pictures
by Jen Graves
on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM
A detail of Emily Gherard's untitled painting at Cornish's main gallery.
Her largest painting at Cornish is completely, mesmerizingly queer, a scaly thing, untitled, dated 2013, measuring 80 inches high by 60 inches wide. It is the kind of painting an entire book could be written about. Something big and dark is looming in the lower right of the picture like a rock, but it's not solid; dark halos radiate from its edges. It tilts forward. It feels like suddenly coming upon a leaning old tombstone in a blizzard.