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Thursday, February 26, 2009
I usually don't show my works in progress but I was struck by one aspect of my process last week. Paintings need a good underlying bone structure in the same way a beautiful person does (no we're not talking inner beauty here). When I start a painting I typically paint completely abstractly, then I add a loose layers of realism (the flesh) to reach my typical fence sitting point. This painting is not finished yet and will flip back and forth a few more times before it's done. Looking at these I wonder how I can cause the bones to re-emerge and partially float on top. Maybe with glazing? Painters are such strange and beautiful people...good bones I guess.
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.