Susan English’s New Works opens April 30
Chelsea’s Littlejohn Contemporary will present New Work, an exhibition of paintings by local artist Susan English. The exhibition will run from April 30 through June 6.
English’s most recent works are painted panels of color assembled into wide horizontal sequences. The surface is created by pouring multiple layers of tinted polymer, often upwards of 10 to 15 layers, giving the works a deep luminosity and visceral presence. English refers to these works as “Vertical Landscapes”; the duality implied in the title refers to the horizontal orientation, which references landscape, and the fact that this horizontal strip is made with multiple vertical sections. English is interested in how ends can be abrupt or fade; how beginnings can be startling or slow; and, perhaps most particularly, in the vastness of the middle.
Also on view will be large-scale works on paper. English’s ideas from the poured works translated into watercolor have resulted in vast transparent spaces structured by vertical bleeding lines.
English received an MFA in painting at Hunter College. She currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Littlejohn Contemporary.
Littlejohn Contemporary is located at 547 W. 27th St. in New York. For more information, visit littlejohncontemporary.com.
Images courtesy of the artist