installation view

installation view

installation view

installation view

installation view

installation view

Big Pink, 2016, oil on canvas, 78 x 60 inches

Arbitration, 2016, oil on canvas, 50 x 132 in. (left panel: 50 x 92 in., right panel: 50 x 40 in.)

VSP No. 8 (Geisha), 2016, oil on panel, 4.25 x 5.5 in.


Wonderland, 2015, oil on panel, 17 x 23 in.

Degrees of Artifice, 2016, oil on canvas, 80 x 86 in.

Resevoir, 2015, oil on panel, 20 x 18 in.

Threshold, 2015, oil on panel, 21 x 26 in.

Burlesque, 2015, oil on panel, 19 x 18 in.


Departures, 2016, oil on canvas, 62 x 84 in.

Dividend, 2015, oil on panel, 21 x 18 in.

Emily Eveleth

New Paintings

Main Gallery

March 18 – April 16, 2016

Danese/Corey is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Emily Eveleth. In 

these works, Eveleth continues to explore the ironic and expressive potential of her 

signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous doughnut. In the process, she invests her 

subject with unexpected presence and identity, ranging from the literal to the abstract, 

from the dramatic to the contemplative – expressing vulnerability, sensuality and humor. 


This new body of work further confirms Eveleth’s technical achievements, her mastery of 

the intricacies, nuances and demands of painting. It extends her narrative, the doughnut 

as a thing of beauty, the very embodiment of pleasure, comfort and self-indulgence. The 

doughnuts function simultaneously as still life, landscape, portrait and anthropomorphized 

objects of “projected desire,’ eroticism, and in many instances, explicit sexuality.1


Eveleth’s monumental painting Big Pink recalls Matisse’s glorious Large Reclining Nude 

(1935) along with the voluptuous physical presence of Ingres’s odalisques in The Turkish 

Bath (1862). As much as these are doughnuts, they are not – “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” 



Emily Eveleth was born in Connecticut in 1960. She received an undergraduate degree 

from Smith College and pursued graduate studies at the Massachusetts College of Art. 

Her work is included in prominent museum, corporate and private collections. Among 

other awards, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for 

Painting, a French Government Grant for the Artist-in-Residency Program in Rochefort-

en-Terre, and a visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome. She currently 

lives and works in Massachusetts.


Time to Paint the Doughnuts - by Edward Gomez - Art and Antiques