Monday, August 17, 2009

Artist Spotlight - Susan Young

I am extremely pleased to have a selection of sculpture by Greenville artist Susan Young in our current exhibition at Village Studios & Gallery. Young maintains her working studio at Art Bomb Studios in the Pendleton Street Art District, and has been exhibiting locally and nationally for several years. Her works are unlike anything that I've seen here in Greenville or anywhere else. The organic forms are complemented their uniquely delicate, seemingly soft surfaces. Working with her own handmade ceramic forms and a collection found objects, she fuses materials that are ordinarily seen as opposites into into individual artworks. The installation pictured above is "Body Parts." The fifteen ceramic forms hang directly on the wall at varying heights. Each object is finished with wax and tagged with a small paper tag to denote which body part (heel, wrist, ear) was used to distort a once-spherical ball of soft clay.

"Body Parts" and four other sculptures are on view and available for purchase from Village Gallery this month. Please contact us for more information about this or any other works of art at Village Gallery.

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