MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online presents

Sylvia Sussman: From chabot park - large scale paintings with drawing

A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Theres Rohan
Dates: December 15, 2014 to January 16, 2015

“As the visitor enters a museum, or equally, a gallery he or she finds a very polished product – the best work selected – spaced perfectly, lit perfectly. However, when the curator makes the visit to the artist’s studio things look often like minor chaos, the work stacked up or even tucked away. It is a particular thrill and privilege to unearth the most pivotal work and engage with the artist about ideas and process – failures and triumphs. This intimacy, this thrill is what I intend to bring to the viewer with this first edition of MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS.”                                                                              
- Theres Rohan

   

Greening 2, 2014, oil and graphite on paper, 40" x 26"   

 

 

Greening 1, 2014, oil and graphite on paper, 40" x 26"

 

 

Winter Bones 2, 2014, oil and graphite on un-stretched canvas, 60" x 41" 

 

 

 Duo, 2014, oil and graphite on un-stretched canvas, 60" x 49"   

 

 

From Chabot Park 1 & 2, dyptych, 2014, oil and graphite on un-stretched canvas, 84" x 36" each panel

 

 

“An artist’s ‘work’ is not an isolated object, but the entire way they play their game. ...I see artists’ studios as private stages for the daily rehearsal of self- believe.” 
--Sarah Thornton from her new book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts

 

Video courtesy of Peter Foley   

 

 

Winter Trees, 2013, oil on un-stretched canvas, 60" x 49"


 

Tree and Fog 1, 2013, oil on paper, 30" x 22"

 

 

Tree and Fog 3, 2013, oil on paper, 30" x 22"
 

 

Tree in Marsh - early morning, 2013, oil on paper, 30" x 22"
 

 

Trees at Night, 2013, monotype, 15" x 12"

 

“Specifically my works refer to wetlands, mudflats and grasses, to ponds, fields and trees; more abstractly to the way in which landscape can affect our emotional states and can lift us into a wider sense of being in the world and a place where time is space.”

  -- Sylvia Sussman 

   

Spring Rain, 2002, oil on unstretched canvas, 72" x 60"

 

 

Mudflats Fall, 2004, acrylic on paper, 30" x 22"

 

 

Night, 2009, oil on paper, 40" x 26" 

 

 

Dune Grasses 2, 2003, monotype, 7" x 6"

 

 

Dunegrasses 2, 2007, oil on paper, 40" x 26"  

 

 

"Undoubtedly, Sussman's new work is still inspired by the natural world but she lets us in only peripherally as now her focus revolves around the form - aesthetic form."
--Theres Rohan

 

Indigo, 2014, oil & graphite on paper, 40" x 22"

 

"We must speak about the line, be it drawn with charcoal, ink or graphite - it is what drives her entire composition and subordinates her subject matter."
-- Theres Rohan

 

  Video courtesy of Ruth Eckland

 

Push and Pull 6 & 9, Sumi ink on paper, 24" x 18"

 

 

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Film still by Peter Foley

 

 

This first edition of MERIDIAN STUDIO VISITS online was made possible by the vision of Curator Theres Rohan and the support of Director Anne Brodzky. 

Special thanks to:
Sylvia Sussman
Peter Foley
Ruth Eckland
Pamela Grombacher
Carrie Katz
Anthony Williams
Prudence Poliva
The artists who participated in the filmed life drawing session.

 

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