Around Town by Susan Lerner
24″x24″; hand-cut collage on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist.


Susan Lerner: Connect-To-Cut: Here, There and Everywhere

at the Woodbury Public Library in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
2-30 September 2021

Susan Lerner says about her work in this show:
As a collage artist, I am intrigued by the physical and metaphorical connection of the map. How a map both literally and figuratively connects us to a place or a time from the past and brings us to the present. Using vintage imagery in hand-cut collages, I conjure up nostalgia for the county I’ve considered my second home for the past two decades. In this exhibit, “Connect-To-Cut: Here, There and Everywhere”, I explore location and memories, often fictionalized, of now and then.

excavated books (installation view) by Susan Lerner
Courtesy of the artist

I also introduce excavated books in this exhibition. Where collage is about the addition and flow of imagery, the deconstructed books are a careful dissection and removal of ‘land’ from the page. Like an archeologist, I track the winding paths of the map’s topography gently digging deep into the layers and sediment to unearth what lies beneath.

(text adapted from the artist’s press materials)


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