Behind-the-Scenes with “Art Works Every Time” Artist: Emory Allen

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Emory Allen "Harvest", 2010

Today we go behind the scenes with Emory Allen, one of the ten featured artists in our upcoming “Art Works Every Time” exhibition. Emory will be showing his latest series, which uncovers and explores the mythology of his Filipino heritage. The result is a collection of strange and beautiful images, vibrating with energetic linework. Read on to discover more about Emory’s work!

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Emory Allen

Describe your aesthetic.

I’m an illustrator with a background in design so I enjoy juxtaposing organic, hand-drawn line work with strong graphic compositions.

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Emory Allen, "Hunger", 2010

Describe the works you have in the upcoming “Art Works Every Time” exhibition.

I’m a half Filipino born in America and, unfortunately, over the years I have lost touch with my Filipino heritage. Through researching and creating work about Filipino mythology, this series was an attempt to reconnect somewhat with that culture.

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Emory Allen's Studio

Words of advice for other artists, designers, creatives?

Don’t get discouraged.

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Emory Allen, "Sleep", 2010

“Art Works Every Time” will open June 12th at Synchronicity Gallery, from 8pm-10pm.

Go here for more details.

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