In our latest exhibit, Moments of Nature, we're thrilled to present a solo exhibit of Los Angeles artist, Suzan Woodruff. The exhibit takes place at a Piermont (NY) pop-up gallery located at The Yoga House. The show will be on exhibit from June 30 through September 10th, 2012.
From an early age, Suzan Woodruff, a fourth generation native of Arizona, was imbued with a love and awe of the power of nature. For Suzan, the act of painting is not simply about portraying the physical processes of nature, but actually reproducing them. She creates elegant abstractions that seem to capture the dynamism of natural phenomena from Turner-esque sunsets to sedate seascapes to turbulent tornadoes. Thinned acrylic pigments coursing across her surfaces clearly follow their own natural path creating rills, deltas, waves and eddies. The results are voluptuous, sensual landscapes, cloudscapes, seascapes, dunescapes and all sorts of natural spaces − even bodyscapes.
Her creative tools include acrylic paint, water, light, space, evaporation, chaos, mediation and physics. According to Suzan,
"I control the direction [of the paint] by spinning it, flipping it, tipping it, spraying it, using gravity. It looks like something made in nature, the same way you watch water from the ocean pull back sand with the waves, or when you look at the sky and see the clouds being pushed by wind."
She finds her inspirations in the forces of nature and the everchanging views - from the photos from the Hubble Telescope and new Satellite imagery to solar flares, Aurora Borealis and any pheromone in nature or science. Her latest series includes works based on natural fractals.
Suzan's paintings blend Zen serenity, human passion and earthly sensuality, often evoking the work of Georgia O’Keefe, whom she great admires for her use of feminine and sexual imagery.
Suzan Woodruff’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia; and recently has been featured in solo and group exhibits in Santa Monica, San Francisco and Budapest, Hungary. She is a recipient of numerous awards and artist residencies including the Sanskriti Center for the Arts. Her shows have been reviewed and featured in Art Ltd, Budapest Sun, Artweek, Huffington Post, White Hot, d’Art International and many other print and new media sites.
Suzan’s artwork has been collected in museums, corporate and private collections including the House of Saud, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Todd Wagner, Ibrahim Alkazi (The Sepia Collection), Martin and Norma Stevens, Michael Korie; The Scottsdale Center for the Arts, The Sanskriti Foundation, AT&T, Sperry Rand, and SONY.
• What: Moments of Nature, a curated exhibit by Elisa Contemporary Art at The Yoga House
• When: Opens June 30, 2012
• Special Events:
Join us on July 14th during Piermont’s Bastille Day celebration for a special reception 12-5pm
o Check website for additional upcoming events.
• Hours : Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm and by Appointment (contact 212.729.4974 or Lisa@ElisaArt.com)
About Elisa Contemporary Art
Elisa Contemporary Art represents a portfolio of both emerging and established contemporary artists, many of whom have work in the permanent collections of major museums and corporations.
Founded in 2007 by Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich and heal our lives, our communities, and the world. The Riverdale gallery opened in September 2008. Elisa Contemporary Art has participated in high-end art fairs in New York, Miami and the Hamptons, and curated public and private art exhibits in Manhattan and the Tri-State Area.
Owner Lisa Cooper has been a guest lecturer at School of Visual Arts, hosted events on “The Art of Collecting” and is a member of the Arts & Architecture Review Committee at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. She was selected to curate an online exhibit for 2011 CurateNYC (a Danny Simmons/Brian Tate production). Owner Lisa Cooper also provides Corporate and Residential art consulting services.
A portion of every gallery sale is donated to philanthropic organizations that help children and families within underserved communities heal and grow through their experience with art. Free Arts NYC, and Arts to Grow are supported.
About The Yoga House - Piermont:
The Yoga House was founded by Michael and Katie Penque in December of 2011 with the vision of creating a place where people could study and practice the whole path of yoga as means to living a happy and joyful life...not just for the physical benefits.
Later this vision evolved to include a team of highly skilled holistic health professionals offering a variety of modalities including Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Physical Therapy, Holistic Neurological Therapy, Reiki and Nutritional/
The Yoga House is located at 466 Piermont Ave. in the heart of downtown Piermont, N.Y. For more information please visit theyogahousepiermont.com or call 845.680.6776