[Image: Susan Meyer, work-in-progress (Palenque), 2011, installation; © Susan Meyer]
Susan Meyer (lives and works in Denver, CO)
"I make sculptures that are inspired by utopian, experimental communities. The pieces suggest architectural models for utopian experiments. My curiosity stems from the ways in which these communities reflect optimism and, the ways in which they simultaneously reflect failure. Modernist ties to the utopic and Modernist architecture also come into play; recent sculptures in layered acrylic are examples of this interest.
I’ve been visiting the sites of a number of utopian communities (Drop City (CO), Libre (CO), New Buffalo (NM), the Oneida Community (NY), Fruitlands (MA)…) and I’ve videotaped what remains there. Compiling this video footage and adding off-hand, stop-action animated figurative elements is a related current project.
I envision clusters of these various works – the sparkling city, the concrete ruins and the small screen video – creating an environment both visually rich and suggestive of societal energy and entropy.”
(text source: ceramics now)
Education: MFA, Boston Museum School/Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1991. BSc., Studio Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1986. Museum Studies Certificate, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1996
Susan Meyer was chosen as a Juried Winner in Round #5 of 2011 Showcase Series.
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