Conduit Gallery presents Susie Phillips: "Intersections" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Dallas-based artist, Susie Phillips. Phillips’ newest collection of oil paintings and embroideries are quiet works, many of them pull motifs or shapes from prior sketchbooks. Vessels, flowers, and the occasional figure appear in a variety of bold styles, washed in watercolor and flooded in oil paint. Her still lifes can be layered in patterns and Fauvist-levels of color; or they can be abstract musings on domestic settings and pastoral landscapes.
Styles weave in and out of expectation with her images as Phillips plays with what she feels is right for each piece. She denies that the work is steeped in one message or thought. The message in effect imbues a simple happiness, a kind gift. Phillips’s new work on view at Conduit is an invitation to plumb the depths of an artist’s life work where there are still surprises to be had.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 30.