443 PAS is proud to present “SPACEKNIT” a collection of past and present works by Sue Havens.
Described in ArtForum as “improvisational and exacting”, Havens paintings are paradoxical: flat, yet dimensional, and bold with an inner quiet, hard edged yet fragile, cartoonish but serious. There is geometry with a built in wobble-
a structure with an underlying undoing-a precision with a persistent irregularity. There is tension in places where planes transition they collide and overlap, and where muted colors meet bright colors, forming a harmonic and balanced, yet discordant tension. The result is a three dimensional journey of abstraction where painting and sculpture collide in a symphony of beauty and artistic grace.
She has exhibited with Postmasters, Regina Rex, White Colums, Fredrich Petzel, Art in General, Momenta Art, Sara Meltzer, OK Harris, Pierogi, Portland Art Center (Portland), And/Or (Dallas), and The Cooper Union, among others.
Havens is a 2008 fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, and an MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of The Arts at Bard College.
She is the author of “Make Your Own Toys,” 2010, with Random House (Potter Craft), and creates in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at Pratt Institute and Montclair State University.
Please join us for the Opening Reception January 5th , 2012 6-8pm