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Emily LaCour

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2013, Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 24"w x 24"h

I borrow the language of the icon in order to elevate those that surround me. The gold leaf, a material with precious assignments, is applied behind the woman, pushing her forward as it weaves within her skin. The materiality of the paint and gold leaf collide in a playful exploration of what painter Mark Rothko called “the plasticity of the painted illusion and the plasticity of the tactile.” Gold leaf is often used to signify a sacred presence. Though the material is manipulated in unorthodox ways, it connotes a similar meaning and in turn questions notions of what is precious or holy.

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.