Susan Burnstine: Where Shadows Cease

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Susan Burnstine: Where Shadows Cease

Oct 29 — Dec 1, 2018

Corden|Potts Gallery is pleased to announce our latest exhibit which features Where Shadows Cease, gallery favorite Susan Burnstine’s newest series.
Susan, whose work is based on her dreams, says, “I have always dreamt in black and white.  Until recently.”
The severe night terrors Susan suffered as a child dissipated in her teens, but they later returned when her mother died tragically.  Susan says, “In an attempt to cope with my loss, I replicated my unconscious monochrome visions on film.”
More recently, following a series of “unimaginable” events, she says, “a mirage of ‘living color’ has bled into my monochrome realm.  Have I surrendered to a distant truth?  Escaped reality?  Or both? The answer lies deep within my dreams.”
Those of you who have followed the gallery are aware that Susan is well-known for her use of a collection of hand-made cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging.  But it is these cameras that give Susan’s images their dreamlike quality.  The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects.  The single-element lenses are molded out of plastic and rubber.
Artist talk and reception:  Saturday, November 3, 2-4PM

Susan Burnstine, Into the Headlands. Hand-varnished archival pigment print