SUSANNA TANGER October 17 to November 15
Reception: Wednesday Oct 17, 6 to 9 pm
CREON 238 East 24 St, 1B (near 2nd Ave) Gallery Hours: Wed & Thu, 6 to 8 pm,
“In making this group of paintings, my interest has been in the perception of a sudden shift, a transition from one plane to another. Through the use of illusion or by juxtaposing two or three planes with contrasting colors, I’ve tried to indicate meaning through abstract imagery.” – S.T. Sept. 2012.
“There is a sense about the work that doesn’t fall within conventional modernist abstraction.” – Doug Sanderson
” . . Tanger’s painting derives from the tradition of abstract expressionism and reflects the aggressive rhythms of New York . . . she has a serious professional rigor together with great candor.” – Aldo Castelpietra, Il Piccolo, Trieste
In 1975 Susanna Tanger’s work was shown in two notable shows of the year: the Whitney Biennial, and Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris “Tendances Actuelles de la Nouvelle Peinture Americaine.” In the three years that followed, her work was included in the inaugural “Rooms” exhibition and “Painting Show” at PS1, “SoHo in Berlin” at the Akademie der Kunste, solo shows in SoHo, Paris and Milan, and group exhibitions in Cologne and Geneva – and she hasn’t stopped painting or showing her work since then.
In the following decades she has had numerous solo shows and has exhibited in many group shows in Europe and in the USA. Her most recent solo exhibition in New York was at The Wooster Art Space in 2007. – www.susannatanger.com