Curator: Lily Yu, Agent Art
Show : October 1-14, 2015
bG Gallery presents ECO a new series of paintings by Susan Moss. In this new body of work, Susan Moss offers a vibrant, energetic response to environmental and social issues. The emotionally charged yet lyrical paintings attest to her strength, precise control of color and depth, and her maverick originality.
A long term breast cancer survivor, Moss is a strong advocate for women’s issues, health, and healing through her work.
Full Color Preview Catalog available: please contact the gallery to request a copy. Included in the catalog is a poem by Robert A. Rosenstone
A series of health and life obstacles have stood in Moss’s path, only to be overcome with a new series of work. She began experimenting with spray paint in the 70’s creating large color-field works that gained her a reputation and collector base. Severe respiratory issues resulting from the spray led her to a new series using acrylic binding. The Black Forrest series, in memory to her grandparents who perished in concentration camps during WWII, was rescued from 3 studio fires. By far the biggest obstacle was cancer, which the artist incredibly fought without the use of modern medicine. She has now emerged with new works using non toxic paints including mediums of her own invention, giving the work a unique organic texture.
Moss’s paintings and drawings are held by public and private collections around the world, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Skirball Museum, Laguna Art Museum, and the Robert Rowan Collection. She was featured in the Getty publication, “LA RISING: SO CA Artists Before 1980.”
Location: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-6pm. Call gallery for Sunday hours
Phone: (310) 906-4211