Monday, August 12, 2013

Susan Sensemann at Perimeter Gallery

Susan Sensemann "Disclosing the Verge" 2013, Acrylic and ink on wood, 24" x 24"

If you are in the neighborhood of Chicago's River North Gallery District, stop by the Perimeter Gallery for the summer show. On view in the lower level are works by Clark Ellithorpe, Neville Gerson, Judith Kruger, and Susan Sensemann.

I dropped by the gallery last week and found myself captivated by the imagery of artist, Susan Sensemann.  Her rich patterns fill and manipulate space, offering the viewer a multitude of avenues to explore. I  found myself lost in the beauty of her surface patterns—eventually moving to the next canvas—Then the third and eventually left wanting more. Two 48" square canvases [not shown here] share a single wall. The pieces are meditatively-stunning—especially at the larger format. This show is a must see!

The Summer Group Show at Perimeter runs through August 30th. Perimeter Gallery is located at 210 W. Superior Street in Chicago.

Susan Sensemann is an artist, educator, and arts administrator who has lived and worked in Chicago since 1979. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sensemann has curated a number of exhibitions that reveal her interests in feminism, gothicism, eroticism and contemporary baroque. Her photographs and paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are held in numerous private, public and university collections.