August 15, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Gallery hours are consistent with mall operating hours. M-Sat. 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm. Free & open to the public.
Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center
300 Monticello Ave., Suite #287
Norfolk, VA 23510
Offsite Gallery Exhibition: Abstract paintings by Susan Tolbert
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Susan Tolbert was originally a realist painter but working from observation was limiting due to what she could actually see and working from the flattened record of reality captured by a camera became a bore. Susan states “As a citizen of the consumer culture, I have succumbed to art making that is dependent on the constant shopping for and hoarding of printed images. I shop the art magazines of the last 20 years, snipping and clipping.” Collages are enlarged and an underpainting is created before she begins the task of reproducing in oil each little scrap of paper as close to the original as possible.
Susan received a MFA from The George Washington University. In addition, she has taught for the Smithsonian’s & the Chrysler Museum's continuing education program, The Governor’s School, NPS’s summer gifted program and was an Adjunct Associate Professor at TCC’s Visual Arts Center.
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