painted illustration of blue room, women in white dresses dancing and eating cake at a table

Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries

Emily Ozier: Marisol’s Dress

Oct 30, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

Organized by: Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Meet the Artist Reception November 17, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Through a series of paintings based on her mother’s experience as a refugee fleeing Cuba in the 1950s, Emily Ozier’s triumphant Marisol’s Dress explores the resilience and ingenuity found within each of us. Ozier, also known as EMYO, is an artist based in Germantown, Tennessee. Her work is deeply influenced by her Cuban heritage, by her time spent studying painting in Italy, and by the works of modern artists such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, and John Singer Sargent. Her sun-drenched canvases are full of curiosity, compassion, authenticity, and heart, and have gained her a coterie of admirers and collectors across the United States.

Ozier’s Mallory/Wurtzburger show this fall is Marisol’s Dress, a selection of paintings that illustrated her children’s book of the same name, which will be released in November. Her bright, expressionistic paintings chronicle the story of a young girl named Marisol as she leaves vibrant Havana in the 1950s for a new life in the unfamiliar United States, with only one doll and her favorite white dress. Emphasizing the power of creativity and courage in the face of challenging circumstances, Marisol’s Dress is both timely and timeless and charmingly accessible. While the paintings in Marisol’s Dress serve to illustrate a children’s book, the narrative the paintings and the story share will resonate with viewers of all ages.

Marisol’s Dress will be available for purchase at Park & Cherry beginning November 17.