Susan Andrews, Unpack repack, 2019
Acrylic on wood, 36 x 40 x 3cm
Image courtesy of Jennifer Leahy Silver Salt Photography.
Susan Andrews lives and works in Sydney, she is an abstract artist whose painting practice has affinities with sculpture and architecture. Andrews work is informed by her interest in geometry and mathematics and the systematic organization of space. These ongoing interests are reflected in her use of irregularly shaped works that on first viewing appear awkward or misshapen. Through her painting practice, Andrews seeks to question the conventional notions of abstract painting and how our contemporary perceptions and response to the formal elements of painting has shifted, allowing for different forms of experience and representation to be present in the developed work.
In Uncertain Times conjures a situation where systems and structures once familiar are thrown into in a state of flux. While uncertainty is a constant throughout our lived experience in its current form it has caused us to reconsider our relationship between private and social space. The work developed for this exhibition explores how familiar and dissimilar perceptions of space might coexist to reform and create new meanings as old conventions are reframed and questioned
Susan Andrews has been exhibiting work for over twenty years in both commercial and artist-run spaces, whilst also being included in major cultural exhibitions and art prizes, such as the Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, and the Sulman Prize. Andrews has undertaken artist residencies at Bundanon Trust (2005), Beijing (2008), Paris (2000, 2006, 2016) and Sydney Non-Objective 2016. Andrews is a Lecturer in Painting at the National Art School Sydney.