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May 17, 2007 to August 23, 2007

Emily Royer: Construction Sites

Combining simply drawn forms with a sporadic application of gouache, Emily Royer’s work examines what she considers to be the omissions that people make in the perception of self in relationship to the outside world. Literally flattening space and denying traditional uses of perspective, Royer approaches her subjects from multiple points of view, creating interesting juxtapositions between foreground and background and allowing the viewer to meander through the work without a point of emphasis. By providing multiple points of entry to the unfolding narrative, the viewer is made aware of the constructed nature of selfhood and environment, questioning an objective and universal means of perception.

Royer received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in 2004. Exhibitions include: Works on Paper, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (2006); New Voices, Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York, NY (2006); Fidem, Sexial, Portugal and Philadelphia (2006); For the Birds/Show Us What You’re Hiding, and Seeing Red, both held at Studio C, Philadelphia (2005); Big Art Show, Brooklyn, NY (2005); Ink Like Gallery, Philadelphia (2005); Morals, Fables and @?# Like That, Koresh School of Dance, Philadelphia (2004); and The Elys: Senior Thesis Show, Hamilton Hall University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2004). Royer has recently taught art at St. Peter’s School and lives and works in Philadelphia.

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