Susan Lisbin applies an anthropomorphic lens to shapes in this installation for On the Wall. Her work suggests that each sculpture has its own life and personality constantly being reimagined by their surroundings. There are over thirty clay shapes on one wall and three large papier-mâché pieces on the other. Some of the shapes are standoffish and demand their own space while others itch to interact with the others nearby. Both the clay and pier-mâché give Lisbin’s whimsical, bossy, curious, funny, and sexy shapes a medium for us all to think about our relationships with ourselves and the world around us.
Susan Lisbin, born in 1948, studied at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University and Ramapo College, and earned a master’s degree in painting at Montclair State University. Lisbin has exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows in New York and New Jersey, including a solo exhibition at Ben Shahn Gallery at William Paterson University, M13 Project Room in New York, and the Old Stone Cultural Center in New Jersey, In addition to having work in several private collections, she was recognized in 2005, with a fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center.