One thing deeply important to me is the idea of place. Of home. A space for living, for finding the hidden in the revealed through reflection, investigation, adaption, and integration.
The canvas works in Home Sweet Home (And Other Suchness) started out as references to another place and time, but they were transformed through process into something different, becoming uniquely what they are now, in the present. Other works included are artifacts of that process and investigation. Cultural markers of time. Together, this collection of canvases, artifacts, and works on paper, adapt to the unique architecture of Lowe Mill A&E, utilizing the floor, the walls, the ceiling, the inside and outside, thus making a new home.
I feel that we as artists have an imperative to make our homes adaptable, not only for our own lives, but also adaptable as places that include the lives of others accumulated life experiences.
Lowe Mill A&E cultivates and draws from the community that resides within and around it. Working artists. Lowe Mill A&E has built an inclusive place. A home. In doing so, making it possible for artists of all backgrounds to achieve critical roles in growing and sustaining their own lives and the lives of each other.
Susan Luss (excerpt from artist book accompanying the exhibition)
Installation photos of my solo exhibition, Home Sweet Home (And Other Suchness) On view at Lowe Mill A&E, Huntsville, Alabama — November 14th 2018 through January 5th, 2019.