Norris Embry

February , 1986 | Ellen Lee Klein

ARTS magazine (USA)

It is clear that German Expressionism was a paramount influence [on Norris Embry’s work], and it is interesting to see such a sensibility reflected in the context and the art of his time.
Embry used mixed media that included craypas, oil, watercolor, and photographs.

[...] Collage elements of writing on paper and chalk superimposed on water media give the work the sense of recording and the impression of a collective experience, not entirely unlike the combined mixed images of Rauschenberg that give you an initial overall response but then separate secondary, tertiary, and other physical, psychological, and associative responses.

[...] Vignettes, variations, combinations, and visual gestures all make for stimulating sensations sans sensationalism.