Susan Horn "Abstract with Peach"
2016 | oil on canvas | SOLD
image: 48 x 47.5" | frame: 49.5 x 49.5"
Threads of Color
Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I paint towards.” Deviating from her past semi-abstract landscapes, in this exhibition Horn employs color relationships to communicate an attitude or impression. In these paintings, confined neighborhoods of blue, teal and burnt orange rub shoulders and create a dialog.
Horn continues, “Color is the thread I follow through the chaos of a painting. I want you to feel the movement towards order through the compositional relationships I create. The goal is an organic composition that is structured but not symmetrical or static, its conclusions following naturally from all that precedes them.”
This marks Horn’s first solo show at the gallery. Over her career, she has studied under abstract expressionist Ralph Brown and Chinese landscape artist Zhuo Hejun. Horn’s own work favors the exploration of color, tone, and composition.
The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, April 21st from 2-5 pm. The opening reception and exhibition runs concurrently with Selected Poems and Short Stories by Dani Roach. Both shows continue through May 26, 2018.