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ARTISTS WHO SUBVERT 

SUSAN COLLIS

"Artist Statement
Susan Collis uses different types of trompe-l’oeil effects in order to investigate issues concerning identity, craft, value and labour. Everyday objects are presented etched, splattered and stained with marks of work, wear and tear.  At first glace, the marks seem to be the accidental results of another activity that occurred elsewhere, and as such seem worthless and easily ignored.  Collis is interested in the shift of perception that takes place upon discovery that they are, in fact, intentional and primary activities themselves. As such much of Collis’ work can go un-noticed, but therefore also rewards thorough investigation by the viewer, who may or may not discover the hidden labour and disguised value embedded within her objects."  -http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/share_portfolio.cfm?pf=4650

 

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