Susan Wallack

The things I make— collage, assemblage, mixed media— are hybrids, internally diverse and externally beholden to a broad range of influences, from African masks to Renaissance Madonnas to the Merzbau of modernist Kurt Schwitters. Story-like, the pieces are narrative, but broken into fragments; their subjects, often women, recognizable but not exactly real. I wish to make something which invites many levels of interpretation, rather than dictating a single idea. In my pieces, backgrounds are often ambiguous (heavily patterned, black or abstract), suspending the image in a visual limbo, precluding fixed meaning and urging the viewer’s interpretation. In this sense, the work is incomplete, purposely so, propelled outward as is, into the unknown.

Gospel, acrylic, found images, paper, ink and jewels on canvas, 20" x 16"  Available

Untitled (August 2015), acrylic, found papers and ink on canvas, 20" x 20"  Available

Blue Eye, acrylic, found papers, glitter and jewels on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available

Open Narrative, acrylic, ink and jewels on canvas, 40" x 30"  Available

Turquoise Nude, acrylic, found papers and images, charcoal and ink on canvas, 24" x 18"  Available 

Bolero, mixed-media on paper, 24" x 18" Available

Tomorrow We Will Do Beautiful Things, acrylic, found papers, found images, and jewels on canvas, 12" x 12"  SOLD