Susan Wallack


Contact Information

slw664@aol.com

Phone: 484-368-3539

http://www.susanwallack.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Mixed Media/Painting

Artist's Statement

The things I make— collage, assemblage, mixed media— are hybrids, internally diverse and externally beholden to a broad range of influences, from African masks to Renaissance Madonnas to the Merzbau of modernist Kurt Schwitters. Story-like, the pieces are narrative, but broken into fragments; their subjects, often women, recognizable but not exactly real. I wish to make something which invites many levels of interpretation, rather than dictating a single idea. In my pieces, backgrounds are often ambiguous (heavily patterned, black or abstract), suspending the image in a visual limbo, precluding fixed meaning and urging the viewer’s interpretation. In this sense, the work is incomplete, purposely so, propelled outward as is, into the unknown.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2015
Syringa Tree, Theater Horizon Gallery, Norristown, PA

2013 - 2014
Tango, Ringpfeil Gallery, Haverford, PA

2011
One Part Paradise, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2014
Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Courting Art, Montgomery County Community College, Ambler, PA

Annual Juried Show, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken, PA

2013
Envisioning Othello, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Annual Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Professional Artists’ Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2011
Mascara, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Members Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2010
Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Exhibit, Fleisher Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Collaborative 22, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Curator: Julian Robson

Awards and Honors

2014
Winner, Courting Art, Montgomery County Community College, Ambler, PA

2012
Tuition award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Publications

2014
Miller, PhD, Debra, “Envisioning Shakespeare at 450,” published by Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA