Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Susie Phillips at Conduit Gallery

Still Crazy

Susie Phillips moves between pastel drawing and cut paper collage in the newest works in Still Crazy. Referencing the quilting tradition of Crazy Quilts which utilizes irregular pieces of fabric and asymmetrical designs, Phillips mines and assembles cut paper into elaborate patterns in a compressed picture plane which create dizzying and joyful compositions. In addition to the collage works, a number of new pastel still lifes, for which the artist is known, will also be on view. Susie Phillip’s works continue to indulge in romantic energy and speak to modernist traditions of skewed perspective, flattened subject matter and a bold palette in the vein of the later still lifes of Cézanne and Matisse.

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