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New York, NY, United States, 2013/01/12 - Birnam Wood Galleries is pleased to present Film Noir, an exhibition of new works by Susan Grossman which will open on January 15th and run through February 18th. The exhibition reception is scheduled for January 17th, from 6pm-8pm - BirnamWoodArt.com.
This will be Ms. Grossman’s eleventh solo exhibition in New York, and her first since a well-received, one-woman show at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio in 2012.
Susan Grossman’s large-scale works in charcoal and pastel mostly of her native New York City--have been described by The New York Times as “capturing the exhilarating vitality of metropolitan street life.” In fact, the fifteen new drawings showcase the artist’s remarkable range as well as the medium’s vast expressive possibilities.
Painterly, yet rendered in a distinct photo-real style, the drawings of Susan Grossman inhabit a timeless space. Her figures are infused with promise and an unfolding story that invites us to imagine not just what we see, but what might be. An inheritor of the 20th Century tradition of naturalistic style, Susan Grossman is a student of the camera view. She sees and draws--in focus, with a sensibility that tempers realism with a soft touch. Her people are intent, purposeful; yet somehow they linger in the moment like the subjects of a film’s slow tracking shot. Their narrative, though often artfully simple, intrigues us with its potential. We want to know where they are going, and where they have been.
It is a gift as old as human language: Ms. Grossman is a storyteller. Film Noir is an exhibition of graceful pictures that mine the rich and varied hues of black and white.
About Susan Grossman
Susan Grossman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her works form part of dozens of private collections, and are included in many public and corporate collections as well, such as The New York Historical Society, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brooklyn College, Barclay’s Bank and the Roundabout Theater Company of New York.
About Birnam Wood Galleries
Located in Manhattan's Chelsea art district and in the town of East Hampton, NY, with its long and storied ties to the history of American art, Birnam Wood Galleries (birnamwoodart.com) maintains a diverse program showing notable work of American Modernist painters from the early and mid-20th Century through the Post-war era. The gallery also represents a select group of accomplished mid-career and emerging contemporary artists. Birnam Wood Galleries is committed to mounting exhibitions of distinction, representing significant artists and movements in American art of the last century.
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