"Amze Emmons arrives at his visual lexicon through a sifting process that incorporates his avid readings, his gatherings of a wide range of quotations from printed visual culture and his own travels. The goal is not to generate a documentary record of particular spaces, but rather to arrive at a shared awareness of similarities between disparate spaces and communities. Through the lens of dislocation and interruption, Emmons seeks to unify experience in the production and experience of the artwork. His artistic aim is to allow audiences "to notice our shared position in the world."
Thanks to Ben Simmons and Anke Van Wagenberg, Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift exhibition catalog (Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, 2019)