Friday, January 11, 2013
Taking place at the 'Howe Gallery' on Pimlico Road, London at the end of 2012, Emily Carew Woodard's 'Cabinet of Curiosities' marvelled the visitors at this antique shop setting. Working for the past year on the creation of these artworks, Emily's enigmatic animals were at home in this vintage space.
Emily's art of which this was the largest collection, with it's honour to some of the great past illustrators including John Tenniel and Arthur Rackham is cleverly described by the artist as 'paper taxidermy'. The fantasy world where a bear happily shows it's Union Jack waistcoat and a technicolor fish rides a zebra, explores 'a remarkable private mythology drawn from memories of early childhood' mixed with visions of illustrations from long ago.
With most of the artworks sold during the show, Emily Carew Woodard is an artist to watch as she establishes herself in the field of British Illustration.