Connie Harris
| Susan Hyde Greene


October 24, 2015 - December 5, 2015


Please join us for an artist opening reception: 


Saturday October 24, 2015

6-9 pm 
Connie Harris has created art in two different mediums for her exhibition at Smith Andersen North. The knitted wire sculptures started as little circular sprouts and demanded more.  More growth, more work, more space, more substance.  Soon they were standing up, a unique, durable, presence in the room -- even when slumping they appear undaunted. All grown up, each sprout has its own unique identity.  There is no template.  In the process of creation there is "give-and-take" between the strength and technique and the resistance of the wire.  "I had to dance with the demands of the medium".Contrasting yet congruent, the paintings are a different language, different marks limited only by hand and imagination.  Even with repetitive regularity, literally marking time, each set of brush strokes and pigment tones has its own vibration.
Layering mends, transforms, provides warmth, reveals, conceals among many attributes.  The layered images of Susan Hyde Greene transform ordinary photographs into imaginary worlds of texture, people and landscape as well as  language, spoken and unspoken.  All of her images involve cutting apart photographs and mending them back together with stitches.  Her curiosity about the natural world and human nature moves her to create interactive layered pieces not of a particular time and place but of imagination.    
Images: Left: Connie Harris, Sprouts, Steel Wire, Various sizes, 2010-2015.
Right: Susan Hyde Greene, She Loved, Pieced and mended pigment print, 15" x 15", 2015.