My work in painting and drawing is about my experience of being a woman and a mother -- the pull between the mundane and the transcendent, between joy and sheer fear and dread. The paintings are about ordinary moments made sparkling: the gesture of a child’s hand’s, a pair of shiny red shoes, a tree whose branches grow like human hair. Images of human life, both mundane and magical.
Susan Arena's recent work "Family Totems" will be on display at SPACE Gallery in South Pasadena.
Opening is Saturday September 28th, 2013 from 6pm-9pm. Show will be on view through Nov.8th.
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