Tomorrow's Light

Maker and role
Artist: Carl Rice Embrey, American, born 1938
Year
1977
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Acrylic on panel
Measurements
60 x 44in (152.4 x 111.8cm)
Credit line
Gift of Carol E. Barnwell
Accession number
2018.12
Object type
Department
Further information
Carl Rice Embrey uses his recollections from growing up in the small town of Hamilton in Central Texas as inspriation for his paintings. Despite Embrey's nearly photographic style, Tomorrow's Light is not a faithful representation of his family's attic. Instead, Embrey reinterprets various elements from his personal experiences, including his Aunt Edith's easel. The result is a painting that has more in common with old memories than documentary photography.
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