• SUSAN LISBIN – DRESS UP – online solo exhibition – November 27, 2021

    Susan Lisbin is a sculptor and painter from New York. In her work she deals with interpersonal relationships, sexuality and identity. It is therefore only logical that she likes to use biomorphic forms and plastically malleable material in her sculptural oeuvre.

    As always, it is up to the recipient to determine what he or she sees in Susan Lisbin's work and it is certainly also the case that such interpretations can change over time. But I can feel the artist's commitment to be open to discussions and to encourage them.

    For me, the works evoke thoughts about gender characters and gender identities. What do masculinity and femininity mean and how do they express themselves in our time, and which non-binary gender identities are the focus of thought today? How open is our society and how does it deal with the "other"? Are past attributions and roles still valid and worth striving for today? What is the historical context of a development that continues to this day and brings things like the Gender Pay Gap Day or Gender Quota up for discussion. Susan Lisbin courageously addresses sexuality and identity and presents an opportunity to ponder and discuss the various topics and paradigms that can be derived from such works. If we look at her painterly work, we can say that here, too, she uses Abstract Expressionism to make statements about superiority and subordination, tension and other human interactions.

    In our exhibition we show Susan Lisbin's sculptural work as well as her painting. The excellent works made available to us for this exhibition often have no title. These works are particularly expressive and meaningful and give even more space to let the work speak to us, if we will be willing to set our assumptions aside, and listen.

    Text: Andreas Schlichtner, November 19, 2021 / edited by Kelly Dale

    SUSAN LISBIN – DRESS UP – online solo exhibition – November 27, 2021

    photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

SUSAN LISBIN – DRESS UP – online solo exhibition – November 27, 2021

Susan Lisbin // Feeling Tall

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Feeling Tall
2017
22,86 x 45,72 x 27,94 cm / 9 x 18 x 11 inches
clay, underglaze, encaustic and felt
Susan Lisbin // Dance With Me

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Dance With Me
2016
30,48 x 20,32 x 12,7 cm / 12 x 8 x 5 inches
low fired clay and encaustic
Susan Lisbin // Untitled 9

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Untitled 9
2017
17,78 x 20,32 x 15,24 cm / 7 x 8 x 6 inches
clay and encaustic
Susan Lisbin // From Within A Form II

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // From Within A Form II
2019
20,32 x 22,86 x 19,05 cm / 8 x 9 x 7,5 inches
pit fired clay and terra sigillata
Susan Lisbin // Dress Up

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Dress Up
2020
15,24 x 15,24 x 22,86 cm / 6 x 6 x 9 inches
low fired clay, terra sigilatta and acrylic paint
Susan Lisbin // Quirk

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Quirk
2019
38,1 x 27,94 x 22,96 cm / 15 x 11 x 9 inches
low fired clay and terra sigillata
Susan Lisbin // GPS

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // GPS
2009
43,18 x 35,56 x 27,94 cm / 17 x 14 x 11 inches
low fired clay, chair part, underglaze and slip
Susan Lisbin // Relation II

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Relation II
2019
33,02 x 30,48 x 25,4 cm / 13 x 12 x 10 inches
low fired clay and acrylic paint
Susan Lisbin // Fulfilled Dreams II

photo courtesy of Sirpa Cowell

Susan Lisbin // Fulfilled Dreams II
2018
31,75 x 20,32 x 22,86 cm / 12,5 x 8 x 9 inches
fired clay, glaze and insulation foam