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Northwest artist Susan Dory uses layers of acrylic paint to create an interplay of depth and translucency. Through a process of under painting and pouring paint that strategically uses elements of color and line, Dory activates each canvas surface. Colors seem to both recede and press forward as bold lines move the …

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With lines and colors darting across the canvas, Susan Dory’s paintings teem with energy. She layers fields of acrylic paint, creating senses of both depth and density in her canvases. Dory’s earlier works created the impression of movement through horizontal bands of color in capsule-like forms that appear to shift and pulsate. In recent work she has abandoned this horizontality, focusing instead on her interest in street art, with vivid and overlapping forms that suggest the style-over-message content of graffiti. Her chromatic figures weave up, down, and across the canvas, creating skeins of bold lines that accentuate their layers and depth.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Exotic MassWinston Wächter Fine Art
2018
Susan Dory: Vision DivisonWinston Wächter Fine Art
2016
Susan Dory: MotherlodeWinston Wächter Fine Art
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Karen Carpenter Polestar, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
50 × 44 × 2 1/4 in
127 × 111.8 × 5.7 cm
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$12,500
Location
Seattle, New York, Bridgehampton
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Northwest artist Susan Dory uses layers of acrylic paint to create an interplay of depth and …

Medium
Signature
Back

With lines and colors darting across the canvas, Susan Dory’s paintings teem with energy. She layers fields of acrylic paint, creating senses of both depth and density in her canvases. Dory’s earlier works created the impression of movement through horizontal bands of color in capsule-like forms that appear to shift and pulsate. In recent work she has abandoned this horizontality, focusing instead on her interest in street art, with vivid and overlapping forms that suggest the style-over-message content of graffiti. Her chromatic figures weave up, down, and across the canvas, creating skeins of bold lines that accentuate their layers and depth.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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