“Shards of light are fickle visitors: they arrive unexpectedly, moving across bodies and the sturdy planes of a built environment. Bright spots might settle as simple geometry or as swarming flecks. For me, they make the familiar feel new.”- Susan Lichtman
Susan Lichtman has always been a painter of the domestic. Her home is the setting for unexpected visual dramas which are populated with the interactions of family members, guests, pets, and even imaginary figures. Unwilling to limit herself to one way of looking, Lichtman’s paintings are composite constructions informed by diverse sources ranging from her drawings from direct observation, her own photographs, and even photographs she finds in magazines. With the combination of these sources, Lichtman’s work has a quality of both being natural and staged; both experienced and imagined.