• Emma Carney

References

Hi y’all! Big thanks for following along with me this month. Extra big thanks to Emily and Natalie for the space to share. The Gathered Gallery is such a wonderful platform for artists and art lovers and I loved being a part of it this month!



This is my last blog post here, so I'll leave you with a little list of things I keep close to me in the studio.


First, Ugly Feelings by Sianne Ngai. Ngai mobilizes the aesthetics of unprestigious negative affects. This book has been predominant in the way I think about affect and the underbelly of feelings in my work. I flip through it often, and I always find something new to chew on. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the word stuplimity which is described by Sianne Ngai as a paradoxical synthesis of shock and boredom. A word that seems all the more apropos during a global pandemic.


Second, this painting by Marlon Mullen:

And this one:



This Piet Mondrian:



These Amy Sillman paintings:


This Guston:

(I’m never not thinking about this painting)


Betty Parsons:


Matthew Wong:


Thanks for following along everyone! If you're looking to see more of my work, you can find it at emmacarney.ca