Exhibition dates: September 7th-November 18th
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm
Susan Klein is an artist living in South Carolina. She has received many awards, such as residencies at the Hambidge Center and the Wassaic Project and many more. Her work plays with paintings on silk and ceramics, focusing on interesting recurring shapes. With sixteen pieces in total, there are four ceramic pieces and twelve paintings. There are no descriptions to each of the pieces, leaving the meaning up to the viewer. However, each piece seems to add to the story, along with the names of each. The beautiful paintings inspire a few different images, from African textiles to a wedding ceremony, each and every one is unique. The exhibition as a whole plays with shapes, emotions, the journey of love, and much more. Visually stunning and thought provoking, the exhibition is a must see!
Possible Inspirations for her work could be Chinese silk painting, an early form of art in China. Originally used for mostly calligraphy, artist later began focusing on paintings. Another possible inspiration is abstract paintings, specifically a Russian painter called Wassily Kandinsky, also considered the Father of Abstract Art. There are quick movements to one of the pieces, drawing your eyes in multiple directions. This mirrors one of the pieces in the exhibition, with hard lines combined with soft curves, a jarring experience that flows together. This inspiration along with the Chinese silk paintings show a wide area of inspiration, not only from the Western world, but also the East.
Here is more info about Susan Klein and an exhibit at The Gibbes Museum of Art.
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