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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Lost and Found
I recently received a shipment of my work that had been away for at least 20 years. Some of the work dates back to 1977. It is quite a varied group. There are large scale photographic stained glass pieces, blue prints, textile pieces, Van Dyke Browns on Rives BFK, dye transfers and some sublistatic dye pieces (a process now defunct). Coming home, they brought with them the idea that you can be ecumenical in media. If you have 30 seconds, find a photograph, three minutes, do a pencil sketch. If you have a summer, work in stone, paint in oil and so on. Just commit to the making, the rest will take care of itself.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.