Susan Bacik: Constructed Meditations, 1990-2015

Susan Bacik

March 3, 2015 – March 28, 2015

Constructed Meditations features a 25 year retrospective of works by local artist, Susan Bacik.

These works are meditations on our human condition of constant change. The found object scupltures explore stages of change, working with the qualities of transparenct and opacity, and the inherent poetry of objects, which take on new meanings and emotional resonances when placed in unexpected relationships.  

The smoke used un several pieces is the remnant of a process: one form of matter has been converted, by burning, into a new form. Susan Bacik uses the smoke to suggest other transformations, conversions, destructions and renewals, from the imperceptible cellular level to the dramas of great life events. The smoke is sheer, evoking a "seeing-through," or seeing beyond our immediate experience. But it is also a veil, a metaphor for the difficulty of gaining that transcendence. 

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Exhibition Sponsors

Women for Art:

Anonymous (4) • Chloe Ball • Erica Barnes • Nancy Bass
Colleen Bassett • Kelli Block • Janis S. Chevalier • Courtney Coker
Karen Jaegerman Collins • Elizabeth Crawford • Scheline Crutchfield
Charlotte Dammann • Deirdre Davie • Catherine Dee • Julie Dixon
Lisa Draine • Therese Elron • Stacey Evans • Susan Fleischmann
Pamela Cole Friedman • Sylvia Gage • Linda Goodling in Memory of Janet King
Deanna Gould • Cathy Kramer • Holen Lewis • Dr. Anna Magee
Monica Markelz • Virginia Michel • Hollins Mills • Lynn Mills
Mary Murray • Annette Owens • Audrey Sipe Phillips • Elizabeth Piper
Barbara Shifflett • Jane-Ashley Skinner • Anne Slaughter • Jennifer Slaughter
Russell Willis Taylor • Claire Holman Thompson • Linda Wachtmeister
Jennis Warren • Lyn Bolen Warren • Marilyn Wright • Sarah Boyts Yoder
Megan Eagle Kingdon • Tosha Grantham • Cate West Zahl
Sara Lee Barnes • Judy Rasmussen • Caroline Nunley Satira


The exhibition will also appear at Les Yeux Du Monde from March 13th to April 26th.