Camille Iemmolo—a Chicago based Visual Artist working with cultural material to explore abstract poetic narratives.
This most recent work speaks to the dissonance between expectations of the world around us. The piece is somewhat of a departure for Iemmolo as it moves toward more abstraction yet maintains her poetic and American style. The installation nods to the idea of the American dream. Within the construct of the structured mathematical frame, inspired by David Adler as well as the industrial landscape surrounding Iemmolo’s studio in Pilsen, spills notions of an American history turned upside down. The ropes in the piece are drawn from the artist’s childhood memories of riding horses—representing an American sense of freedom of the open lands and unity with nature. Iemmolo searches for the beauty and meaning in an ever-changing landscape. Music and rhythm have always been and continue to be a force in Iemmolo’s work. This recent work was directly influenced by David Byrne’s novel How Music Works and his complex language of making visual art, perhaps lending her the freedom to pursue a more abstract narrative.
“I make things in an attempt to cause pause for myself and others. And because it gives me joy,” explains Iemmolo.
Iemmolo’s summer show of paintings is July 28 through August 19 at the Judith Racht Gallery, 13689 Prairie Road in Harbert, Michigan. And save the date for her solo exhibition Faded Empire of Things including The Dissection of the American Dream opening with an artist’s reception March 30, 2019, and will be on view through May 11, 2019, at The Aurora Public Arts Commission, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, Illinois.