Paintings by Susan Chrysler White
October 24 - December 12, 2014
Kristin Wigley-Fleming, Center For the Arts
Artist's Talk to be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, Room 203.
Gallery Reception on Friday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m., Wigley-Fleming Gallery, Center for the Arts.
Susan Chrysler White, artist and Professor of Painting at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, is an award-winning painter and sculptor. Recently, she has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and Sculpture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been featured in the “Iowa Master Artist” series on Iowa Public Television. White’s work has been on display in over 100 group exhibitions, 30 solo shows, and has appeared in over 80 periodicals. Though she mainly focuses on painting, sculptures, and large, public installation pieces, she has also recently begun to experiment with large glasswork sculptural pieces.
“There is a basic human tendency to seek order in the current of experience in which we are constantly swimming. There is a variety of languages (scientific, artistic, and spiritual, as well as ordinary discursive) by which we attempt to organize our worlds, and they frequently borrow from one another–thus the richness of metaphor…I want to explore ideas about climate, weather, history (both art and geopolitical), personal emotional and psychological states, what it means to have relationships, being a mother, the enormity of what it means to be human being…I am interested in the idea of making work for sites where there might not normally be contemporary art or experienced critical viewers of contemporary art.” -Susan White
To view White’s complete artist statement, visit her personal website.