Thursday, January 29, 2009

Location: Red Bedroom, Pygmalion-Second Floor



Susan Bee opens a new exhibition:

Eye of the Storm: New Paintings

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228
Brooklyn, NY

February 4 to March 1, 2009
Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6-8 pm

Gallery hours: Wed. – Sun., 11am to 6pm. 

A.I.R. Gallery is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.
For more info: www.airgallery.org. or call: 212-255-6651.

Eye of the Storm
is Bee’s fifth solo show at A.I.R. Gallery and her first solo show in three years. The exhibition features large paintings from 2006 to 2008, including The Flood, Après le déluge, Hovering Angels, and Eye of the Storm, which explore an expressionistic, apocalyptic vision in the form of imaginary seascapes, floods, and storms at sea populated by figures, animals, and boats. The themes of Bee’s new work are reflections upon the aftermath of ecological and manmade disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, September 11th, the Asian tsunami, as well as more personal losses. The paintings have recurring symbolic elements such as islands, clouds, Chinese angels, and sailboats. Collage and oil painting are integrated in new ways in these darker, turbulent works. While some of the figures are painted and others are collaged into the paintings the overall emphasis is on expressivity and the color potential of the paint. Other recent paintings such as Island Life, How Deep is the Ocean, and Wanderer in a Sea of Fog reflect a quieter, more meditative and romantic approach to similar themes. In addition, Bee will be showing a number of smaller, more eccentric, and humorous paintings including: The Joker, Vertigo, and Escape.

Prov.: A.I.R. Gallery, New York; Direct from Artist.

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