Susan Weil: Time's Place

Susan Weil, The Queen's Tea Party, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 48 ½ x 48 inches (co
Susan Weil, The Queen's Tea Party, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 48 ½ x 48 inches (courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery)

Jason Andrew blogs about the paintings of Susan Weil on the occasion of the exhibition Susan Weil: Time's Place at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, on view through June 15, 2013.

Andrew writes: "In her paintings [Weil] combines unexpected materials and mediums — including collage, blueprint, and paint on recycled canvas, acrylic, and wood — to create multi-dimensional works that explore the passage of time and movement. 'A lot of my work is specifically about time — moving from day to night or one breath to the next, expressing time’s movement,' she said in a recent interview with Christie’s. While many of her generation have got themselves tied up with themes of sex, class, power, and gender, Weil has preferred to embrace nature, literature, and her personal history. And she’s never shied away from pursuit of the figure. Trees, birds, water, and time are themes Weil has tossed around for over five decades."