Rare Device is proud to present Bathtub, new work by SF-based (and native San Franciscan) Emily Proud. An exhibition of original watercolor paintings on view from June 3 to July 6. Please join us for our opening reception on Friday, June 5 from 6-9pm at Rare Device Divisadero (600 Divisadero Street).
An image that came to mind when thinking about what to paint was the bathtub and things floating listlessly in its dreamy froth. This led to other paintings of similar feel-good experiences. Like previous work, I strive to pare down images to their essential elements. I consider carefully color, atmosphere, negative space, composition, and also spend a lot of time studying the properties of watercolor. For this series, I experimented with materials and techniques that were new to me, and aspired to showcase this process in the work.
— Emily Proud
Our photographer, Derek Macario, stopped by Emily's studio in the Mission district to see her workspace and chat about the process of making the work for Bathtub. Check out photos from Derek's visit and read their interview here.