Receptions: Thursdays, May 19 and June 16 from 5pm to 8pm
Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present Susan Yanero: Paintings and Drawings, an exhibition of new work completed during the past two years of pandemic isolation. by DC artist and Washington Studio School founding faculty member, Susan Yanero. The exhibition celebrates Yanero’s extraordinary work and will be on view from May 6 to July 1, 2022.
In the 2013 catalogue accompanying Yanero’s exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, painter Alan Feltus says:
“Susan’s paintings come from deep within herself and at the same time have the wisdom of great painters from the history of art…it is clear that Susan internalizes her understanding of the paintings of past centuries in a kind of innocently direct and honest way, almost unconsciously. It is as though Duccio, Masaccio, and Uccello reside within her being and have become inseparable from herself…I believe few painters have so vivid an inner world as the content of their work, so interesting a personal mythology, so magnificently depicted. And few painters are as true to themselves and as far from pretense as Susan Yanero.”
Yanero writes, “I feel life intensely and it is essential for me to create imagery from these intense feelings: feelings of love for other people and for animals, awe in the face of the spiritual in life and in the power of nature, and anxiety from the conditions of some of the world’s problems. I need to create forms that give visual clarity to these feelings.
I love making art or attempting to make art. I feel closer to something more than myself – losing touch with the everyday experience of life and trusting in the creative spirit, losing a sense of time, and just working, purely.
I love the viscosity of paint, the forgiving nature of it, and the fact that it can be very built-up. I need to make my forms have strength, to have a presence. I spend a lot of time with each painting. Of course, I hope they can communicate something to the viewer. If so, that completes the process.”
The exhibition also be on view online on Artsy. Most artworks on display are for sale will be featured on our partner page, www.artsy.net/partner/washington-studio-school.
About the Artist
Susan Yanero studied at L’Ecole des Arts Decoratif et du Batiment, Grenoble; Carnegie Mellon University, and received her MFA from American University. She has over 30 years of teaching experience at America University and Washington Studio School of which she was a founding member. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Apex Gallery, Art Barn, Courtyard Gallery, Georgetown Art Gallery, and in a solo exhibition at American University Katzen Arts Center. To learn more about Susan visit, susanyanero.wordpress.com.
About Washington Studio School
Washington Studio School (WSS) is a nonprofit studio arts organization in Washington, DC whose mission is to teach how to see and create through drawing, painting and sculpture. We offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, and programs to engage, connect and bring people together with a fresh approach to traditional studio art. To learn more about WSS, visit washingtonstudioschool.org.
For more information, or to request images, please contact WSS Managing Director, Laila Jadallah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S St. NW.