Canadian Sculptures' Society

Susan Low-Beer

Artist Statement:
In the year 2000, I started on two bodies of work; "Rocksbreath," a sculptural installation for the courtyard of the Burlington Arts Centre, and the other, "Tools for Daily Living," a mixed media series of wall pieces. The latter work was an attempt to merge my sculptures with my paintings. What excited me was exploring the possibility of relating the two-dimensionality of the paper to the three-dimensionality of the clay. A dynamic layering occured between the textural qualities of the mark making on the paper, and sculpture. I am now working on a new series called "Camouflage," in which I am using found objects with my sculptures, and have the intention of incorporating japanese paper as a two-dimensional aspect.

Education:
1967 Masters of Fine Art Cranbrooke Academy of Art
1965 Bachelor of Fine Art Mount Allison University

Solo Exhibitions:
2003 "Tools for Daily Living" Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa
2002 "Rocksbreath, An Improvisation" Clay and Glass Gallery
2001 "Rocksbreath Garden Installation" Burlington Art Centre

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2001 "Excellence, Sandy Bronfman Award Recipients 1997-2001" Museum of Civilization, Ottawa
2000 "Sofa (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art)" Chicago, Michigan
1999 "Looking in the Mirror" Riley Hawk Galleries, Columbus & Cleveland, Ohio

Collections/Commissions:
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Montral Muesum of ARt, Montreal, Quebec
The Museum of Civilization, Ottawa

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://www.susanlow-beer.com

Media: clay, mixed-media

SSC Member Since: 2000