Susan Schelle

Susan Schelle

Selected Works 

Guest Curator: Ana Barajas

Artist and Curator Talk originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd at 12:30 PM has been CANCELLED


May 12 - July 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 7-9pm

Susan Schelle has been making art since 1976. Practicing over decades has given her the opportunity to revisit familiar themes setting up a dialogue between works and often re-working elements over time. The continuity of ideas point to an open-ended search for the location of the self within an environment that is at times ominous.

The element of water is at the center of Schelle’s explorations. It appears in many forms and states, but it always affects the position of the viewer.  Infinitely relatable, the concept of water weaves in and out of this selection of works and posits questions about our relationship to it, our usage and misuse, and our subjugation to its force. The image of the physical body, often absent from the work, is hinted to be a peripheral witness, both rooted in the moment and detached from its referent.

Susan Schelle: Selected Works celebrates a shift in the artists’ practice after twenty years as art educator; while recognizing the methodology of an artist deeply concerned with environmental phenomenology and its effects on the human environment.



Image: flood (detail), video, 2015