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Susan McAlister: Field Days

28 September, 2019

Dreams & A Blue Sky Day, 2019. Mixed media assemblage, 48 x 36″. sold

Down by the River, 2019. Mixed media assemblage, 46 x 40″, 48 x 41″ framed sold

Cold AM Sunrise, 2018. Oil & mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40”. sold

Summering Grounds & Grasses,2018. Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 40″. sold

Passages, 2019. Oil & mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40″   sold

Sairey’s Land, 2018. Mixed media on paper, 42 x 36″  sold

Eve, Sister of Sairey, 2018. Mixed media on paper, 42 x 36″ sold

Streamside, 2019. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40″  sold

Waiting on the Light, 2019. Pigment and mixed media on paper, 42 x 32″ sold

Summer Rhythm, 2019. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48″ sold

Blue Forest II, 2018.  Mixed media on paper,  51 x 36″ paper, 57 x 42″ framed

Pathway, 2019. Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 56″  sold

Grasses & Creek, 2019. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24″ sold

Wading, 2019. Oil an mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24″ sold

No-one Imagined, 2018. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24” sold

Soft Soft Morning, 2018. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 24” sold

Grace in the Hilltops II, 2017. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30” sold

Spoken in a Dream, 2019. Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 52”. sold

Again & Again, 2019. Mixed media on canvas, 42 x 48″ sold

Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present Susan McAlister: Field Daysfrom 28 September through 2 November 2019. McAlister writes: “Field Days is comprised of work initiated out ‘in the field’. Long walks, observations, collected objects. Begun with what the land provides, this diverse body of work is a tribute to the land I love.” Included will be the gestural and painterly landscape paintings in oil and mixed media she is well known and loved for, as well as multi-media pieces that hover between representation and abstraction, these veering more toward the abstract. She also will introduce some new more three-dimensional assemblage paintings that are created with cut outs a la Matisse and also actual objects she has picked up in her “field” work.  This new direction she explains allows her to tell the stories of specific geographic and historical sites, which has become increasingly important to her.

Another inspiration for the work in this show is Walt Whitman. McAlister writes: “A poet of the everyman, I find inspiration in his use of our nation’s landscape to describe our diverse yet common humanity. Possibly these spaces represent what is ‘best’ about our country and provide a platform for unity. If mountains are our heart, the rivers are our soul; the streams our everyday; the forests our history…both the good and the bad of it.”

McAlister grew up in the Hunt Country of Virginia and now resides in Charlotte NC, but the sea and skyscapes of South Carolina and Montana are inspiration for her work as well as travels, most recently to Iceland. Her work is in many private and public collections (including the University of Virginia Health Care System and the Boar’s Head Inn Resort) and has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the south.

Installation shots here. Use the “visual” tab.


28 September, 2019


Les Yeux Du Monde
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Charlottesville, VA 22911 United States


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