EXTERNAL REFLECTIONS | INTERNAL IDENTITIES
Sue Johnson and Constance McBride
June 9 - August 27, 2023
OPENING EVENT: June 9, 2023 | 5 - 9 PM
I'm glad to announce that I've been awarded a 2023 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (works on paper).
Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker University
September 19 – October 14, 2022
June 3 – July 31, 2022
Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines
3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Solo exhibition includes nine of the monumental works from this project plus archival source materials.
Public Opening & Meet The Artist: Friday, June 3, 5-8pm
Creative Research Practices: Sue Johnson, Ebony Kenney and Johan Lowie on view at Stevenson University, Owings Mills, Maryland, from September 20 – November 12, 2021. Johnson shows seven works from “Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines,” with new works not shown previously. The exhibition is curated by Lori Rubeling, Professor of Art and Communication Design at Stevenson University. Kevin Manning Academic Center, Stevenson University North Campus, 2nd floor.
Watch on YouTube: Made in Paint exhibition short documentary (4 mins)
Narrated by Mark Golden (Sam and Adele Golden Artist residency and Golden Artist Colors), this video shows the Made in Paint exhibition in the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery plus views of residency that I was awarded in summer 2019 along with my two fellow artists, Siobhan McBride and Kate Stewart. Mark discusses the monumental scale work I developed while @ Golden for Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines. Thank you to everyone @ Golden - they custom-made enormous tables for me to work on & I learned so many “secrets” about refining my use using acrylics, oils and watercolors.
Videographer: Lukas Korver
Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators have connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women. Constructs regarding a woman’s identity can be complicated and loaded with political agendas and nuances; yet they are also fascinating, beautiful, and filled with joy when embraced in all their forms. Through a variety of media and approaches, the artists in Amplify explore some of the many aspects of what it is to be a woman. They reveal common themes from an intersectional, and deeply personal lens.
Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA. Curated by Alison Byrne, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Education, & Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator.