Seeing the Fugitive
Site-Specific Installation by Suzanne Silver
DateApr 11 - June 7, 2008
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Suzanne Silver (Columbus, OH) creates a visual vocabulary that is open to multiple readings. She pays homage to the vernacular of signs and explores the relationship of the written word to the construction of meaning by the viewer/reader on the page and in the environment. For Seeing the Fugitive, Silver created a site-specific installation that uses fugitive materials such as powder, dust, and metal leaf, and more lasting materials such as neon, wood, metal, and concrete to find unexpected connections between words, objects, and places. Language has long been the subject of her work which often combines traditional art-making materials with discarded refuse to create expansive wall installations.
Suzanne Silver lives and works in Columbus, OH, where she is assistant professor of painting and drawing at Ohio State University. She studied at the Art Student League in New York City from 1976-77, the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France from 1977-79, and the Studio & Forum of Stage Design in New York City from 1979-82. She earned a bachelor of arts from Smith College (Northampton, MA) in 1976, and a master's degree of fine arts in painting and drawing from Ohio State University in 1997. Her work has been exhibited at Barth Galleries (Columbus, OH); Nexus Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta, GA); and Onisaburo Gallery at The Interfaith Center (New York, NY).
Gallery Talk Series: Tues., April 29 at 7 p.m.
Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., May 17 at 10 a.m.
Suzanne Silver, "Extra Loud," 2008 (54.5 x 56 in.), Extra Loud," 2008 (8.5 x 14 in.), from Seeing the Fugitive, 2008