Susan Cohen Harris
499 Summit Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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This year I am introducing a new series of narrative and representational paintings. They feature the beautifully maintained suburban landscape as a recurring theme, much like a theatrical backdrop. The overly manicured and controlled suburban world in which I live, intrigues and inspires me. This conflict, nature in an unnatural environment, is at odds with the local animal kingdom.
I capture a variety of all-to-familiar animals in portrait form, most of which are considered suburban nuisances. Seeing the animals presented in this context adds a layer of tension and questioning. Some of my new paintings also combine three dimensional objects compulsively collected and stored over decades. These works hint at stories and evoke shared memories.
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