ArtShow with Artist Eileen Neff
In this episode of ArtShow, artist Eileen Neff sits down to talk with host Craig Stover to talk about her work, how her early studies in literature helps to often inform her artwork, how the sunshine in her studio currently plays a role in her images, and how humor can sometimes peek out of her works.
Having formally studied literature and painting, Eileen Neff has been working with photo-based images and installations since 1981. Her work draws on both historic and contemporary concepts of picturing the natural and constructed world, as well as being an investigation of studio practice itself. And increasingly, it has developed in relation to the sites where she’s exhibited, engaging forms of display and presentation as another, critical layer of consideration. The kind of heightened attention afforded by travel has also been a regular marker in Neff’s work, adding to the apparent subjects her expanded range of photographic and sculptural strategies employ; straight-forward representations, constructed images, and sheer abstractions reflect the breadth of pictorial approaches that seem increasingly necessary to make some poetic sense of her experience in the world.