Susan Meyer: Pigeon Quilt

Filed in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions by on June 18, 2021

Susan Meyer: Pigeon Quilt
July 30 – September 12, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 31 | 4-6pm


The work by Susan Meyer in this solo exhibition is based in a variety of formal and conceptual influences, from scholar’s rocks – wildly shaped stones that inspired Chinese intellectuals – to experimental communities of the 1960s and 70s. For example, Meyer’s recent work, Plinth, is influenced by both scholar’s rocks and scholar’s rock stands. At the same time, its architectonic, psychedelic structure makes reference to Drop City, a 1965 commune in Trinidad, Colorado. “Droppers,” as its collaborators were called, used salvaged materials like car hoods found at trash yards to make geodesic domes in the style of Buckminster Fuller. The exhibition’s title work, Pigeon Quilt, with its small triangular interconnected planes, uses Fuller’s preparatory drawing for the interior of a geodesic dome as a jumping-off point. In the words of the artist, experimental communities and everything that came with them, “epitomize our best instincts and our more questionable ones, colliding.”

Susan Meyer is based in Hudson, NY and has exhibited her work at venues including LabSpace, The Re Institute, University Art Museum at University at Albany, Albany Institute, NYFA Gallery and many others.

Images (top to bottom): Susan Meyer, Plinth, 2019, wood, scrylic, collage and paint on wood, foam, plaster, wire and paint, 67 x 114 x 7 ½”; Susan Meyer, Pigeon Quilt, 2020, acrylic, and collage and paint on wood, 51 x 53”.


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