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Susan Sommer
November 5-December 5, 2016

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 5, 4:00-6:00pm

About the Artist
Abstract painter Susan Sommer will be showing her recent work, in an exhibition called Progression, at the Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037, beginning Saturday afternoon, November 5, and running through December 2, 2016.  The gallery is open from Noon to 5:00 pm Thursday-Saturday, 12-3 pm Sunday. Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

Progression accompanies a hard-cover book by the same name featuring color reproductions of oil paintings and gouaches by Sommer. The book also contains an essay by Peter Frank, the show’s curator.

Of the works in Progression Frank writes, “Where once brushstrokes comprised the basis of Sommer’s formal vocabulary, in these works actual shapes emerge beyond her painterly gesture. Such shapes are still defined by such gesture; but their contours here seem formalized rather than accidental, occurring at regular intervals – much as similar forms recur in the intricate markings on the wings of Monarch butterflies.”

Susan Sommer’s work is in the permanent collections of the de Saisset Museum of the University of Santa Clara, California, the Government House on the island of Saint Vincent, West Indies, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California.

Sommer graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia in 1972 and attended the Art Students League of New York from 1965-1976. She lives and works in the Catskills.

Above: Threesomes I, 2015, Oil on board, 8 x 16 inches

See more of Susan's work.