Emily Eveleth


oil on mylar
7 x 8 1/2 inches

For over a decade, the primary subject of Emily Eveleth’s work has been the great icon of American baking – the donut. At times, Eveleth anthropomorphizes the donut, depicting it slumped over, oozing, or cuddled up against another donut like a human body. In other instances, the pastry plays a formal role, allowing Eveleth to explore painterly properties such as light, color, texture, and surface, seen here in this untitled work. The bright, translucent jelly glows onto the black surface below it, and Eveleths painterly technique gives an ethereal quality to the common, everyday object. Eveleth has exhibited in galleries around the country, and her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, among others.