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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Susan Homer

Susan Homer






Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Awards

Skowhegan Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993

Merit Scholarship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990–91



Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, graduate studies, 1993–1994

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 1993

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Post-Baccalaureate Studio Certificate, 1991

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1987








''Chasing away the dark of mid-winter, we are pleased to present the warm idyllic vision of Susan Homer in her first solo exhibition in New York. Susan Homer is an unabashed romantic. Working with a free and painterly hand she creates lush scenes of overgrown gardens reminiscent of those visited in dreams. Contrasting thick brushwork with delicate passages, she obsessively works and reworks areas in her large scale oil paintings, building an all-over carpet of visceral texture. Referencing elements drawn from her elaborate rooftop garden and a range of other sources from Audubon prints to china patterns to Victorian greeting cards, she creates a world out of time, edenic and rich with nostalgia.

In her painted gardens, twining vines, showers of petals, and strange oversized blossoms tumble in fields of Tiffany blue and eternal summer. The sole inhabitants of these enchanted spaces are birds whose traces and activities provide an empathic portal allowing us to imagine our way into the paintings. They flit through these scenes enacting behaviors and dramas that are recognizably human - romancing, mating, and nesting, reminding us of the yearning complexity of our own lives.''

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