Anatomy of Sharing

SUSAN WHITE
Anatomy of Sharing, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 82" x 66", 2004

Susan White is on the Painting faculty in the School of Art & Art History at The University of Iowa.

About the work the artists writes: "Presented on a painted field, these emblems are at once anatomical and spiritual as they slip back and forth between references to the body and images of Buddhas and Virgins of Guadalupe. The images can also become botanical, insect-like, or mutations of some hybrid futuristic organism. These equivocal figures mark the precarious intersection between my intentions and the unique constellation of responses brought to the work by the viewer. The controlling objective of this new body of work is to press further into the exploration of the boundaries between the decorative impulse and the much darker, emotional, philosophical sources."

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on April 23, 2005

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