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Susan Wolff "Paintings, Books"

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Studio view, 2012
Susan Wolff "Paintings, Books"

Bergamot Station G6
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 5th, 2012 - October 6th, 2012
Opening: September 15th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://figgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
santa monica/venice
EMAIL:  
fig@figgallery.com
PHONE:  
310-829-0345
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sat, 11 - 5
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

 

Susan Wolff likes to cover things up.  Old paintings are obliterated, appearing as if they have been covered by the sands of time, their past images and meanings buried below layers of fresh paint.  Found books are frantically and obsessively drawn over, page after page disappear under the endless marks of a Sharpie, the original texts and images lost below wave after wave of ink.  However, the artist is not trying to cancel out.  Instead, the objects she works over are a starting point. The images and texts she covers up are not important, they simply become the underpainting.  What is important is the process of covering up.  And in the process, what can be discovered.