The work of Emily Driscoll (American, 1983-2007), Williams Class of 2005, is featured in this exhibition of works on paper, the artist’s principal medium. The works are meticulously rendered in wax, pen, ink, and marker. Many depict figures in a dream-like world, where the inhabitants have curious attachments, additions of apparatus or extra limbs, and are in the act of either putting on or removing the items as if they were accessories and clothing. The figures, in their curious garb, seem to be simultaneously connected to and bound to others in a collective drama that comments on the human condition.
An exceptional artist, dedicated friend and community-builder, and beloved member of the Williams community, Emily Driscoll was fatally hit by a car on November 16, 2007 while walking home to her Brooklyn apartment. Driscoll’s family has established the Emily Driscoll Foundation for Arts and Athletics, which combines her two passions.