The drawing is made from life, as we say. The artist and the model are sitting knee to knee, hour after hour. It is intimate. I asked my loved ones to sit for me. For every portrait, there is an audio track recording the duration of the session with the model. The durational recordings have been configured to generate aural portraits (episodes) of the models in the time and space in which they were drawn. Played between two directional speakers (called sound showers), the visitor is caught between the voice of the artist and the voice of the model in the space where the picture is being made.
The result is a site of collapsed recorded time, an exchange between two (or three?) people.
The characters are all local people (Seattleites) concerned with the future of this place.
emily charlotte taibleson grew up in Shoreline, WA. She graduated from the Northwest School in 2006 and RISD in 2010. In south Seattle she has served as an artist mentor for organizations such as Urban ArtWorks, Nature Consortium, Reel Grrls, Powerful Schools, and the Hillman City Collaboratory based Community Arts Create. She is proud co-creator of the Columbia City Mural Project (2012). She is a lifelong member of Brooklyn based ISSRE, is 1/3rd of Seattle based art collective Daddy, Daddy & Daddy, is a devout Poseur yogi and PSOM alumna and the very lucky mama of a perfect puppy named Toast.
- Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
- 2019, A Speculative Performance Presented by the Institute for Super Species Research and Experimentation BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
- Ann Gale (Painting + Drawing)
- Helen O’Toole (Painting + Drawing)
- Zhi Lin (Painting + Drawing)
- Philip Govedare (Painting + Drawing)