"We found a problem when we had a group show in the past. I showed a video of my movies in a gallery along with works by Anonymous and Anonymouse and people made the mistaken assumption that all the work was mine instead of a group show. It became clear that galleries, reviewers and others were claiming that all the works on display were by Bruce Conner. The other artists objected because that was not the deal at all. Our agreement said that these were anonymous artists and they would remain that way. The anonymous artists went on strike.
"Emily Feather was previously an anonymous artist who had also withdrawn from exhbition any work for some time when the others went on strike or quit. She chose to use the pseudonym Emily Feather, expecting that the name change would defer that kind of response.
"She has an affinity for blue ink. Some of her drawings seem like the patterns of frost that appear during a cold winter night on a glass windowpane. I can discern her interest in Asian and Native American Indian art in the drawings." — Bruce Conner
Emily FeatherINKBLOT DRAWING APRIL 22, 2005, 2005ink on paper8 3/8 x 7 3/8 in
21.3 x 18.7 cm
Emily FeatherINKBLOT DRAWING MAY 4, 2005, 2005ink on paper11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in
29.2 x 36.8 cm
Emily FeatherINKBLOT DRAWING NOVEMBER 24, 2005, 2005ink on paper5 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches/14.6 x 16.5 cm
Emily FeatherINKBLOT DRAWING DECEMBER 12, 2003, 2003ink on paper12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm
Emily FeatherINKBLOT DRAWING JANUARY 4, 2003, 2003ink on paper5 1/4 x 4 5/8 in
13.3 x 11.7 cm
ASSEMBLED: Bruce Conner / Jean Conner / Anonymous / Anonymouse / Emily Feather / Signed in Blood23 Jan - 6 Mar 2021Hosfelt Gallery is thrilled to present its first exhibition in collaboration with the Conner Family Trust - a show which mines 60 years of work by Bruce Conner and Jean Conner (as well as by Anonymous, Anonymouse, Emily Feather and Signed in Blood), across the genres of drawing, collage, assemblage...