Emily Furr: Cloudbusting
12.26 is pleased to present Cloudbusting, a series of new paintings by artist Emily Furr examining man’s industrial relationship to clouds and water. The term "cloudbusting" refers to an attempt to manipulate the weather by shooting at clouds to stimulate rain. Weather modification, as well as the industrialization of water and air, uses brutality to take what it needs. Industry is never in harmony with nature, it only seeks to bust it open. By showing the steely coldness of machinery coupled with the esoteric nature of clouds, water and the cosmos, Furr shows that these two worlds are not aligned.
Emily Furr (b. 1978, St. Louis, MO) is a New York based visual artist who received her MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2018. Her debut solo show at Sargent’s Daughters, New York received reviews in Artforum and Hyperallergic, and she has exhibited at Maria Bernheim Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; Achenbach Hagemeier, Berlin, Germany as well as having work on view at NADA Miami 2018 and Marfa Invitational 2019.