Spatial Relations | Susan Cutler Tremaine
Artwork by Susan Cutler Tremaine. On display September 27 to November 11, 2018. For details please contact Info@tremaineart.com or visit tremaineart.com.
How do you find your place in a space? Is it a question of comfort, symmetry, or location? When you enter a space, what might you reference to find your place? Are you someone who loves to be in the center of things, or do you – literally or figuratively – gravitate towards the outer edges and need to be gently roped in? Then there is the consideration of how you relate to the built objects or landscape in your space. Does your relationship to these objects affect the way you relate to other humans?
Posing – and possibly answering – these questions, Susan’s art resonates with architectural influence, informing the viewer of the boundaries that separate us from ourselves and others, as well as from objects, both positive and negative. The strategic use of color punctuates her work, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the emotions that may lie beneath our everyday interactions, with each other and with our physical spaces.
Curators: Christle Chumney and Terry Spring
I strive to make paintings that are intuitive, open to interpretation and above all, to express beauty through color, line and form. While I am working, I am transported to places that combine my collective memories with imaginings of the ethereal world of ideas, structures and surrounding environments.
The relationship between the paintings and people, places, and experiences is through mark making with medium - brush, pencil, charcoal - on a prepared surface. It is a physical connection to my recollections, in abstract form. The work becomes a portal for the viewer to enter and pause for reflection.