Conduit Gallery presents Susan Barnett: "Current and Alternate Realities" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings by Susan Barnett: “Current and Alternate Realities.” With a background in Psychology and Social Relations, Barnett’s painting practice has flourished in creating a psychological tension between geometric shapes that emerge and disappear into constant gridded grounds. These past experimentations with pure non-objective abstraction and geometry have given way to elements informed by current events and provide a kind of pictorial representation of Barnett’s experience of news events over the past twelve months. Many of the paintings conflate current events and alternative realities, creating fictional landscapes that survey, as Barnett states, “the political chaos of today.” In addition, other paintings are drawn directly from Barnett’s personal history where childhood memories and current events collide.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 1.