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ONE PIECE: Susan Chrysler White

 

Welcome to another ONE PIECE post. This week Susan Chrysler White is up. Plus, she'll be here at  the gallery, THIS SATURDAY, May, 21 for a talk.

You should come! 

This piece, as all of my paintings, comes out of searching for something-and never knowing quite what it is. I had several serapes in my studio that I purchased in Mexico where I visit my mother. I love their gradated color stripes and the fact that they are quintessentially Mexican. Because of my close connection to Mexico, it has been hard watching the incredible violence in the country.  

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Vera Cuz, Acrylic on Canvas, 65 x 83 inches

The use of the serape pattern, gold paint, baroque floral patterns all feel connected to different aspects of Mexican culture. I’m trying to navigate both celebrating the images and using them as codes. The serape patterns are fractured, almost flag like and I use the pouring paint over the right side both as a way of connecting the images and also veiling them. The drips are both a pattern of “lace” but also something spilled and messy. When you get a bit of distance on the piece you notice a deeper complicated space existing under the gold stripes which tend to hold you on the surface. I am trying to find visual metaphors for what I perceive as very complex ideas.

Susan Chrysler White

05/17/2016 2:18 PM |Add a comment
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