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Identity: A Basin Artists in Residence Group Show
January 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One Shell of a Show by Susan David Opens December 16th 6-9pm
My work blends elements of religion, mythology, and the feminine. It is largely inspired visual culture research exploring the History of the Shadow, Film/Literature, and the symbolic nature of Water in connection with the eco system, human form and the animal form. I entwine them with narrative to invoke a broader context to discuss the fractured world and the Other. In order to do so I strive to look more closely. Sometimes through a mirror, at the Other and sometimes at my shadow (both the outline and my doppelgänger.)
Theses ideas allow me to express the cyclical nature of our lives. To be forever waiting. Of being able to make connections and then cutting them. Of being in between spaces. Liminality. Floating in limbo knowing something is coming but it is inescapable, familiar, and haunting. Yet still we wait in this limbo of being.
About the Artist:
Susan David is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Her work blends elements of psychology, religion, mythology, and the feminine. She exhibits her work regionally and nationally. She is a two-time ArtSpark grant recipient, an Individual Artist Stipend administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts and funded by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority to implement various public art projects. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2004 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Vermont College of Fine Arts, in Montpelier, Vermont in January 2016. She is the founder and steam roller of Freetown Studios, Inc., a non-profit artist run workspace located in a warehouse in the unique and diverse neighborhoods of Freetown and Port-Rico in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Freetown Studios promotes emerging, mid career, and established contemporary artists who work in Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Installation, Theater and other Multi-Media disciplines. She has works in the permanent collections of KRVS Radio Acadie, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, The University of Tasmania, The Southern Graphics Print Council Archives, University of Mississippi, and the Print and Drawing Collection, New Orleans, Museum of Art.