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Emily LaCour: In the Shade of a Tall Tree


Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

This is an in-person event

"In the Shade of a Tall Tree is a body of work that speaks to my internal reality in a year of grief, rest, and reflection. We have been wading in the uncertainty of life, the certainty of death, and the necessity of each other. It feels like sitting in the shade of a tall tree on a sweltering day or surrendering to the wild twists and turns of an improvisational painting process. The title is a metaphorical connection to my late grandmother, as trees were the main subjects of Jerelyn Fitzgerald Richard’s paintings. Growing up, we would paint together in the swamplands and from her kitchen window. When the trees outside the window were being cleared for apartments, she invited the guys over for coffee so they could see them from her point of view. The demo crew left her favorite trees standing. In the space of her table, she made room for many opinions and palettes and showed me that creating is a way of witnessing my life and those in it. This is what I seek to make visual." —Emily LaCour

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition for Emily LaCour who resides in Dallas, but spent her youth in Louisiana. In 2011, she received a BFA and a minor in Art History from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she later taught painting and drawing from 2014 to 2017. She earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2014.

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The exhibition will be on view at Valley House Gallery from March 6 through April 17, Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Masks required.

Image: Emily LaCour, "Parting Favor," 2020, oil on wood, 48 x 40 inches

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