Susan Wallack

Susan Wallack

    Contact Information

    wallacksuze@gmail.com

    Phone: 484-368-3539

    Gallery

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    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
    Under The Skin, InLiquid @ 222, Philadelphia, PA

    Syringa Tree, Theater Horizon Gallery, Norristown, PA

    2013 - 2014
    Tango, Ringpfeil Gallery, Haverford, PA

    2011
    One Part Paradise, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2019
    Visionary Voices, Magic Garden Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Four Artists, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Constructing A Body, The InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, InLiquid at
    The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Naked in New Hope, Sidetracks Gallery, New Hope, PA

    Sixth Annual Germantown Show,
    Imperfect Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Art from the Heart: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    2016
    Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia,PA

    Naked In New Hope, Sidetracks Gallery, New Hope, PA

    Second Language, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    A Man's World, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

    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