Friday, October 4, 2013

Sukey Bryan's Glacial Visions

Sukey Bryan is interested in the "challenges of climate change across the globe," and her body of work, based on her 2008 residency at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, explores the glacier environment. The works are wide ranging, from large oil on linen pieces depicting huge glaciers and icebergs, to small monotype prints of snow on pine trees. The cool blue palette of the ice paintings makes you feel you are standing at the glacier. Pictured here are two monotypes I liked, "Blizzard Pines" and "Wet Snow," made in 2011. My favorite piece, "Ice Book," 2013, is a unique work of paper folded accordion style into 10 panels painted with acrylic. The exhibit also includes sketchbook drawings with pencil, oil pastel, and watercolor with observational notes. Glacial Visions has been extended at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery through October 20, 2013.

1 comment:

Sukey Bryan said...

Just one change: the show runs through October 20. It is enthralling to create images based on these spectacular Alaskan glaciers. Thank you very much for your thoughts on my work!