Promoting Creativity

Becky Suss, Blue Apartment, 2016, oil on canvas, 84 x 60 inches © Becky Suss. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Jack Shainman Gallery presents Becky Suss, "Homemaker"

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Becky Suss’ first solo exhibition at the gallery. Her latest body of work addresses the process of remembering and the particular psychology of space. Through paintings of meticulously set interiors, often staged with objects of personal significance, the domestic emerges as a site for reflection. August (2016) depicts a hallway peering into a home office and living room. Two chairs are placed across from each other, and while devoid of sitters, they imply both the absence and presence of inhabitants; the furniture’s rounded, bulky forms take on bodily dimensions, their confrontational configuration as if in deep conversation.

Blue Apartment (2016) and Red Apartment (2016) draw on the artist’s memory of a family friend’s home: two Manhattan apartments joined together, the walls painted contrasting colors. The fusing of disparate residences echoes the overall anachronistic mixing of decor from various places and periods—distinct and eclectic, united only by the tastes of their owners—that permeate Suss’ paintings. 

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