Place is defined by more than its physical boundaries. In Four Suites, artists Susan Constanse, Jean McClung, John Morris and Laurie Trok will exhibit works that reflect their own personal interactions and interpretations of place, real or imagined. The exhibit will take place at ModernFormations Gallery April 5-26, 2013. There is an opening reception for the artists on April 5 (7-10PM), and a closing reception on April 26 (7-9PM). Free and open to the public.
Four Suites is composed from the works of four like-minded artists, creating in a rich variety of medias. Common threads in the suites are found in the use of found objects and images, and a sense of experiment with their respective medias. The presentations vary from static pieces to installed works that are dependent on environment.
In Four Suites, artists Susan Constanse, Jean McClung, John Morris and Laurie Trok will exhibit works that reflect their own personal interactions and interpretations of place, real or imagined. The artists share an approach to their practice, where the works are developed in thematically related groups. There is no concrete completion, but an evolution from suite to suite that reflects the artists' individual journeys. The works manifest an internal dialog, an interplay between the artist, their environment and their compulsion to create.
Whether through the use of light and environment, or through the application of materials, the works present complex layers. Inspirations vary from found figurative images and objects to non-objective assemblage. Place is acknowledged in subtle relationships between the artists and their environment.