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Formation Proposal – A solo exhibition of work by Susan Meyer
March 12, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 4 – 6- pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Susan Meyer’s glowing and colorful futuristic sculptures and installations reference architecture, landscape and the figure. Utopian communities and Modernist architecture are amoung her influences. The works are composed of acrylic and wood shapes that make reference to futuristic architectural models, stalactites, crystal formations and Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. She says: “My works are mash-ups of architecture and landscape. The sculptural elements combine to create fantastical, sci-fi environments. Suggesting architectural concoctions – part topogrophy, part commune, part disaster waiting to happen – the components create a dialogue between a glistening model environment and discordant details, suggesting a tension between the communal and the individual. The pieces explore landscape and architecture as embodiments of and catalysts for our desires and aspirations… I use several processes for making the work. For some pieces I stack and sculpt, responding to the form as I build it. For others, I find small rocks that are interesting, digitally scan them, and then alter the form using digital drawing. I cut layers on a laser and further alter the original form as I build the piece.”
Susan Meyer earned her Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and her Master of Fine Arts, Boston Museum School/Tufts University, Boston, MA. Her recent solo exhibitions include Incident #69 at Incident Report Viewing Station, Hudson, NY; Plato’s Retreat at Plus Gallery in Denver, CO; and Together, a sculptural installation exhibited at Artspace in New Haven, CT. Recent group exhibitions include Odds and Ends, take one at Valley Variety in Hudson, NY, co-organized with Jeff Starr, with exhibition essay by Cydney M. Payton; Exquisite at LABspace, LABspace Gallery, Hillsdale, NY, a collaborative piece with Gina Occhiogrosso and Jeff Starr; Small Works 2015, Shirt Factory Gallery, Glens Falls, NY; Organic Chemistry, KMOCA, Kington, NY; 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, Juror: Stephen Westfall, catalogue, received A. Grindle Custom Framing Award; and Imaginary Worlds, The Art Center Gallery, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY. Her awards include a Fellowship from the Institute for the Digital Humanities, University of Denver, Video Production Workshop, and residencies at Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; PlatteForum, Denver, CO; Pilchuck Glass School – Emerging Artist in Residence, Stanwood, WA; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO; Ucross Foundation, Sheridan, WY; and Sculpture Space Residency in Utica, NY. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
This exhibition is funded in part by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, Lake George Kayak Company and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.