Susan Chrysler White explores issues of global dysfunction through the fusion of the baroque filigree that is a hallmark of her sculpture and the colorful geometric patterning fundamental to her painting vocabulary. This new work includes highly expressive reliefs that pour off the wall in cascading waterfalls and explode as aerial views of some kind of fractured topography. Her seductive totem-like pieces are almost decadent in their ornate detail with calligraphic drawing printed on plexiglas.
This new work includes highly expressive reliefs that pour off the wall in cascading waterfalls and explode as aerial views of some kind of fractured topography. Her seductive totem-like pieces are almost decadent in their ornate detail. The drawn patterns allude to hybrid botanical and human anatomical forms in a stream of consciousness with calligraphic drawing printed on plexiglas.
In RESIST, text is used as a repeated element rising from the floor to the ceiling intertwined in an elaborate white calligraphic motif.
White has had numerous exhibitions throughout the US, including the McNay Art Museum in Texas, Akron Museum in Ohio, Elaine Jacob Gallery at Wayne State in Detroit and Lehman College Art Gallery in NY. Her work is collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Worcester Art Museum, American Embassy in Algeria, Rutgers, Fidelity, Citicorp, Hewlett-Packard, Sioux City Art Center, Kirkwood Community College, University of Iowa Foundation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, St. Lukes Hospital in Iowa, and most recently the Art Place at Fort Totten in D.C. She has done numerous large-scale public commissions. A recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant and an NEA fellowship, White is on the painting faculty at the University of Iowa.