Susan Rosenberg - Then and Now
An exhibition of new paintings
The Millinery Works Gallery - November 29 - December 17 2006 The catalogue can be viewed on-line at Susan Rosenberg: Then and Now
Susan Rosenberg's fourth major solo exhibition at the Millinery Works Gallery opens on Wednesday 29th November, with a Press and Private View on Tuesday 28th November between 6 - 8.30pm.
Her new paintings show a move towards abstraction. The large canvasses explode with sumptuous colour and movement. They evoke emotions in the viewer from serene and uplifting, to moody and sombre. The paint, fluid and luminous, qualities more usually associated with smaller scale watercolours, has the power and gestural force of large-scale oriental calligraphy. The works feel light and airy, but their translucency also appears fragile and unpredictable. Any false note or alien brush mark would upset the fine balance. Technically and visually, there is no room for error, and this adds tension to the works.
Susan was born in South Africa. She studied there, obtaining a BA in Fine Art. Her postgraduate studies, under the auspices of the Fulbright Programme, took her to the USA, where she obtained an MA. She has lived in London for over 20 years but has spent extended periods in California and South Africa. The light, colour and ambience of all three places influence her work. She exhibits regularly, most recently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and her work is held in public and private collections worldwide.
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