Susan York

Drawing Center Study no.5 – 2017, gepresster Graphitstaub, gebrannt und poliert, 15,2 x 13,3 x 4,5 cm
Vertical Wedge no.3 - 2017, gepresster Graphitstaub, gebrannt und poliert, 36,8 x 22,9 x 1,9 cm
Untitled (Double Golden Mean) - 2015, gepresster Graphitstaub, gebrannt und poliert, 33 x 12,7 x 21 cm
Achromatopsia I (yellow, red, orange) - 2015, doppelseitige, 2-farbige Lithografie, Auflage 20 Ex., Blattgröße je 40 x 24,8 cm
Ausstellungsansicht "Tilted Column", Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 2008
Ausstellungsansicht "3 columns vertical", Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 2008
Drawing Center Study no.5 – 2017, solid graphite, burned, polished, 15,2 x 13,3 x 4,5 cm
Vertical Wedge no.3 – 2017, solid graphite, burned, polished, 36,8 x 22,9 x 1,9 cm
Untitled (Double Golden Mean) - 2015, solid graphite, burned, polished, 33 x 12,7 x 21 cm
Achromatopsia I (yellow, red, orange) - 2015, double-sided 2 color lithograph, edition of 20, sheet size each 40 x 24,8 cm
Exhibition view "Tilted Column", Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 2008
Exhibition view "3 columns vertical", Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 2008
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Susan York was born in 1951 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. She lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Susan York's sculpture and drawing live in the tradition of American Minimal Art yet her work has its own unique identity. The silvery black, shimmering always slightly asymmetrical cubes are created from pure, fine graphite powder. The artist compresses the powdery material into refractory forms and fires them to a high temperature in a kiln. Compact cubes of various sizes are created in this way. The raw forms then undergo their forming process by being cut and polished in a very extensive process. Hovering on the wall they betray nothing of their massive, heavy contents. They just shimmer – far removed from this world – catching the light and invite the viewer to contemplate.

“The quiet, constant world of repetition forms my work. My hope is that the viewer can taste this calm and sink into its emptiness.” Susan York

 

pdf biography print version (191,38 KB)

pdf exhibition catalog "Black is Beautiful" - 2021 (1.503,19 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Durchs Feuer gehen - Going through fire" - 2018 (214,00 KB)

pdf exhibition brochure "Black & White II" - 2015 (432,89 KB)

pdf About Susan York (349,31 KB)