By Susan Robb
Wednesday, May 29th
As part of her on going investigation into people, place and our search for utopia, Susan Robb created Upper Kingdom, idiosyncratic photographs of rocks she collected during a month of hiking in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, brought back to her studio and embellished with paint, chains, sequins, and reflective tape as well as small wooden tables, backpacks, and plinths. The resulting photographs are portraits of landscapes - both internal and external. They not only describe the terrain Susan hiked through; the motif of mountain crest, pasture and ocean, the capricious cloud cover, the intensity of reflected light, but they also envision states of being and the absurd props and burdens we all employ and carry as we navigate our relationships with ourselves and the people we care about the most.
Archival ink print
20 x 30 inches
This Is The Crisis I Knew Had To Come (Brutally Taking Its Toll)
Susan Robb and Robert Yoder
Opening/Closing Reception Tuesday, April 26th from 7-10pm.
‘I just need to remind myself why I started this and what the real important things are. I realize with a strange mixture of dread and hope, I already know the future—I answer my own questions as I ask them. I stand still as everything else rushes past, and I am blissfully, painfully happy.’
Susan Robb and Robert Yoder, 2011
Robert Yoder - Untitled (Carl Again) 2011, oil on panel, brass, vinyl covered styrofoam, mylar, 24 x 36 x 6
Susan Robb - Untitled, 2011, HD video loop