Sue Collier: Recollections and Reflections
EXHIBITION DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2017 - NOVEMBER 25, 2017
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6 - 8 PM
The Painting Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Sue Collier, Recollections and Reflections. The exhibition, her first at The Painting Center includes a group of small plein air oils on canvas painted in Central Park, paralleling a more introspective body of work going on in her studio. Both are intuitively painted with an emphasis on color and shape relation. Although they are painted and inspired from life, the images are orchestrated instinctively pulling color and shape from across the plane, working directly, letting her eye and brush dictate. Collier loves the real, palpable qualities of paint, the radiance of color and brushwork. The hope is to preserve the life and vitality of the picture and experience of the place or memory.
Sue Collier has lived and worked in New York City for the past thirty years and has taught painting, drawing and printmaking. She won a scholarship to The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a graduate fellow at Boston University. Ms. Collier has received awards for outstanding teaching from SUNY Purchase, is a recipient of The Weir Farm Visiting Artist Program, and has lectured at Queens College and Dartmouth College. She has exhibited nationally, has had numerous one person shows, and her work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art News, Art in America, and Art New England, among other publications.