Suzanne Song  

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The simple compositions of Song’s paintings imply the spaces we encounter in our surrounding environment. They reflect the grey floors and white walls ubiquitous to most interior spaces. The lighter upper portion of the canvas and the dark mono-toned area divide the canvas in balanced proportion. Song’s process involves applying a pumice medium to the canvas, layer after layer, building up the painting surface into a thick and compact pumice rock sheet that resembles the actual surface of a porous pumice rock. While a shadow defines a plane or gives dimensionality, the composition of multiple shadows present different dimensions existing interdependently and in perceptual harmony. The paintings appear in constant state of spatial flux and disrupt our visual logic. The paintings reveal themselves over time, and by increments.  A line becomes an edge, an edge becomes a plane, a plane becomes a shadow and a shadow becomes a dimension.