Suzanne Skon and Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger | Re-Imagining Landscapes

Suzanne Skon and Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger | Re-Imagining Landscapes

Robbin Gallery presents Skon’s and Gutierrez-Bolger’s most recent works, which share the concepts of memory, place and time; while expressing uniquely individual interpretations of landscape themes.

Artists will be in the Gallery Thur. 15, Sat. 16, Thurs. 22, Fri. 23

As studio mates for almost 20 years, Suzanne and Carmen have together and individually formed their own landscape languages. Experimenting with myriad materials, processes, and artistic disciplines, the artists have developed a natural synergy that influences one another’s ideas and work. Skon’s and Gutierrez-Bolger’s most recent works share the concepts of memory, place and time; while expressing uniquely individual interpretations of landscape themes.

About the Artists

Suzanne Skon’s photo and paint collages depict her interpretation of place, both local and abroad. Each work is comprised of multiple photographs taken by the artists over hours, days or weeks. The photographs are disassembled and then re-juxtaposed to create a new composition. These re-interpretations convey the passage of time; trigger both accuracies and distortions of memory. Skon’s images challenge the boundaries of place. Over-painting both unifies and differentiates the cut-and-pasted substrates.

Skon’s 4”x6” series, Excursions: Snow, Sunlight and Shadow, utilizes minimal collage elements and reflects the solitude and stillness of the Winter of 2021.

Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger is a Spanglish artist. Her work draws from her experiences growing up in southern Florida as a Cuban refugee. Gutierrez-Bolger’s body of work, consisting of both oil on canvas and collage, encompasses her interpretations of the spiritual, mythical and cultural dimensions of her identity. Using the language of geometry in her large-scale paintings she explores the real and the surreal. She challenges the concept of the planes of existence we inhabit. Carmen invites the viewer to imagine a world where it’s okay to be from somewhere else. 

Gallery Hours

Thurs. 5:30 – 8:30 pm 

Fri. & Sat. 1 – 5 pm 

Image: 

Left: Suzanne Skon

Right: Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger

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