To perceive something you have to visualize it. For me, working is putting together images that move you, and so on, but then you have to have a way to describe it to yourself. And it’s been marvelous. There are themes that go through my work for twenty or thirty years, but they take different forms. When I was a kid growing up on the Outer Island [Connecticut], the horizon was a very powerful thing for me. My father, we were in a boat together and he said to me, “That’s not a straight line. That’s the edge of the earth,” and that stuck with me forever. — Susan Weil
The exhibition SUSAN WEIL, in upstate New York, brings together the artist’s spray paint works on paper, her Soft Folds series on unstretched canvas, the Configurations collages, as well as a selection of her artist’s books published with Vincent Fitzgerald & Co.
Through April 17.
17 Mandalay Drive, Garrison.
Susan Weil, JDJ, Garrison, February 27, 2021–April 17, 2021, from top: Untitled, circa 1971, spray paint on paper; Flower Folds, 1991, acrylic on canvas; Black Configuration, 2000 (detail), charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic on paper; Color Configurations 2 (Red), 2000, acrylic on paper; Susan Weil installation view; Susan Weil installation view with (foreground) Brideship & Gulls, 1991, text by James Joyce, handmade artist book with gold leaf, etchings, and watercolor; Moon (Half Moon), 1990 (detail), acrylic on canvas; Untitled, circa 1971, spray paint on paper. Images © Susan Weil, courtesy of the artist and JDJ.