James Covert and Susan Zurbrigg
September 2, 2011 – September 24, 2011
“Big, Bright”, is an exhibition of works by Susan Zurbrigg and James Covert. Both Zurbrigg and Covert push the boundaries of representation in oversized mixed media paintings.
Susan Zurbrigg is an abstract painter and sculptor whose work examines issues of identity and autobiography within the language of abstraction. She describes painting as “exploratory thinking” and as “the puzzle piecing analytical act of ‘finding’ a painting while referencing body movements, gesture, and eliciting the sensual/senses through color, mark, nostalgia and memory.” She is an Associate Professor of Art at James Madison University where she has taught undergraduate and graduate painting and drawing since 2000.
James Covert is a local painter who maintains an art studio in downtown Charlottesville James’ work incorporates drawings and paintings of man-made structures, architecture and the human-created environment, projected in playful, ironic and space. James studied at the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.