Susan Greer Emmerson
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Susan Greer Emmerson’s work is an exploration of the picture plane; it delves into that surface between wall and the environment and expands that surface for the viewer to follow.  Using surfaces of Tyvek, paper and canvas, she explores below them and expands them outward by heating, sanding, cutting, gluing and collaging their surfaces and incorporating the structure into the imagery.  Her recent work recalls the conflict between built and the natural environment, when storms wreak havoc on human habitats. The marks, strokes, and added materials reflect the emotional devastation surrounding the loss of home.

Emmerson has exhibited throughout the Midwest and Boston area. She has also been both a juror and curator,  and has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (four times) and at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.  Originally from the Midwest where she practiced for nearly two decades as surgeon, she received her BFA in Painting from Illinois State University and her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Boston. Her work is found in the permanent collections of the Grove Hall Public Library in Boston and the Bloomington-Normal Transportation Center and City Hall in Illinois.  She is a full member of the Kingston Gallery and an associate member at Fountain Street Gallery, both in Boston.
 

Susan Greer Emmerson
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“Single-Wide in Two Parts with Septic Tank,” 2018, ink, charcoal and colored pencil, 30” x 22”

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“Uprooted,” 2018, ink, charcoal and colored pencil, 30” x 22”

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“Keep Me…,” 2019, acrylic on molded Tyvek; reworked vintage clothing, 11” x 14” x 5”

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“Consumed,” 2018, acrylic on cut and molded Tyvek suspended on monofilament, 51” x 9” x 9”

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Survivor,” 2019, acrylic on molded Tyvek; lace curtain, 16” x 16” x 5”

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“Gone Home/Home Gone: Attic Bedroom,” 2019, acrylic on molded Tyvek; mixed media and found objects, 28” x 54” x 5”

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“Gone Home/Home Gone: Kitchen Table,” 2018, acrylic on molded Tyvek; mixed media and found objects, 35” x 38” x 5”

The Crit Lab Susan Greer Emmerson
“The Way We Drown,” 2019, acrylic on cut and molded Tyvek suspended on monofilament, 14 ft. long total; 35 separate pieces each approx. 12” x 6” x 6”