Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Susan Nichter: Never Been Seen

Exhibit runs October 11th through November 10th
Reception with the artist: Friday October 12th 6-8pm
Gallery talk: Tuesday October 23rd at 1pm

The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
75 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116
Gallery Phone (617) 573-8785

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8am-10pm
Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 12-5
Enter from 10 Saint James Street after 7pm and on weekends
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
The NESADSU Gallery is accessible by the MBTA Arlington St. Green Line stop.

Susan Nichter: Never Been Seen
The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University presents Susan Nichter Never Been Seen. This exhibit of new paintings and digital prints will run October 11th through November 10th at the NESADSU gallery at 75 Arlington Street Boston MA. There will be a reception with the artist on Friday October 12th from 6-8pm. An illustrated catalogue of works in the exhibition will be available. There will also be a gallery talk at NESADSU on Tuesday October 23rd at 1 pm.

Susan Nichter’s drawing and brushwork is at the same time simple yet deeply complex, reflecting the ideas of string theory and psychic intuition that heavily influences this new body of work. Susan skillfully balances a palate of electric yet soothing colors and emotional tensions with calmness. A painter for more than twenty years, Nichter’s work explores a multifaceted narrative. Her figures dance in between layers of colors and transparency as if they are traversing through different layers of existence. The exhibit Never Been Seen features a new series of figurative paintings and related digital prints.
Susan Nichter is a full time painting professor at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. She has an M.F.A. from Boston University and her work has been widely seen in recent years around New England, New York and Canada.

About her work Susan states “In my recent narratives I ask, "what are the dimensions that exist simultaneously to this time and space?' Drawing upon elements of the string theory and psychic intuition, I paint about levels of consciousness and states of being. In trying to wrap my mind around the other dimensions, I explore the possibility of interchange between dimensions that simultaneous coexist with height, width, depth and time. Is there a quiet interchange between life on earth-now, and the life force once it moves on?
Psychics would tell us that people, who have passed on exist in a dimension much closer, nearer, than we would imagine - three feet off the ground. In my recent body of work, "Dimensions 5+,” I investigation the many perceptions of what happens to the life force once it has left its vehicle--our bodies. Are there some among us who can hear, and see? How do we access the truth about the microcosm and its relationship to the universe? The images in my paintings arise and emerge in those moments when paint transcends the structural or formal limits of pushing and pulling space. In those moments a narrative arises that speaks to enduring life forces.”

(above right, Susan Nichter, "Airwalker" oil on canvas 2007, 62” x 72”)

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