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