It’s always exciting to have a new series choose you. It makes you famous with yourself. A great notion has flown down to take you away its talons, like a mythical bird, the Roc. This bird only sees you.
This year two new series occurred in me, “Blackboards” and “Kerubim.”
I think much art lies outside conscious control. These do. Each “Blackboard” develops itself. I have no idea of what the end result will be when I start. It’s childlike. I see this, then I see that, then I turn the board and see something else. I tell stories. They develop out of the darkness of dream, the blackness of the childhood chalkboard, with markings and erasures like chalk. And they can disappear like dreams too.
I believe art visits us. The Kerubim series (see below) is about visitation of ideas and phenomenon, texting from beyond, and decoding. Cherubim are very old, going back to Assyria and Babylonia. They orbit, rotate, have wheels, flames, eyes, thrones, and messages.
If you can make it, drop by during August. The opening is in my studio, Friday August 5, 5-8 PM (invite below). I’m happy to be showing with Chris Beards, an astonishing mixed media sculptor. I’ll be releasing images on this site through the month of August for those of you who are far away.
It’s so much more interesting to be visited by Rocs or Muses than it is to watch summer blockbusters. With ideas, when the blockbuster opens, you become its personal theatre. I wish you happy visitations.
Access the Facebook invitation here. We are also open for Artwalk on Saturday and Sunday.
4 thoughts on “New series: “Blackboards” and “Kerubim” open in SOFA Friday”
Love the idea that the viewer is the “personal theater” for the painting……destructions and corruption, accretion and dilution are fundamental in the painting process….so much more than continually adding paint…..so looking forward to seeing this exhibit……and to the release of other paintings and their theatrical dialogues……..
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love your work Suzanne
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Wish I could be at your opening, Suzanne, but on August 5 I’ll be hosting my own opening as the featured artist for August in the Russian River Gallery. let’s get a date on the calendar for some absinthe tasting. I miss you!
Me too you, Sandra. Give me your show publicity and I’ll spread the word!