Toronto-based artist Emily Filler weaves together painting, printmaking and photography in her ‘painterly collages’.
Featuring a new series on paper and larger-scale works on canvas, Botanica brings together panels of color, meticulous patterning and floral elements. Dense mark-making contrasts with airy clouds of transparent color and screen-printed florals reveal themselves from behind cut and torn paper. As these processes and elements interlace, they create a hybrid between representation and abstraction, the natural and supernatural.
Living in downtown Toronto, Filler is often influenced by her ritual walk to the studio, where she observes the landscape shift from bustling city life to contemplative residential neighborhoods. Exploring this contrast, the works playfully collate the images and textures from both worlds.
Botanica is Filler's first solo exhibition in New York, following a sell-out London show and exhibitions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Seattle, San Francisco and Toronto.