Do You Feel Lucky?
Exhibition closed: August 30, 2018
Do You Feel Lucky utilizes imagery of the Mimosa Pudica, otherwise known as the “sensitive” or “touch me not” plant. The leaves of this curious plant close rapidly when touched. The Mimosa’s other outstanding characteristics are very showy pink blossoms and their other means of defense, very thorny stems.
According to the artist, Susan White, “My installations consist of multiple components, that can be rearranged and assembled in response to space. I am drawn to imagery that is based on natural forms because it allows the piece to grow in a viral, organic way.”
Susan White is an artist, teacher, gardener, and parent. She lives and works in Philadelphia and currently teaches in the Printmaking/Book Arts Department at The University of the Arts and in the Visual Studies Department at Drexel University where she teaches Printmaking. She received a BFA in printmaking from Moore College of Art and Design and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include disorder at The Print Center (2009), read (2009) at The Crane Building. Recently, her work has also been included in R/W Reading & Writing Visual Experience (2014), Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College; Dialogic (2013), Rowan College Art Gallery; Library of Life (2013), Art in City Hall, Philadelphia; The Book: A Contemporary View(2011), DCCA and Towson University and Landing Place (2010), Artes Portales, Spain; Susan White also served as the Assistant Director of The Print Center; a non-profit arts organization which focuses on printmaking and photography from 1999 until 2002.