Saturday, January 7, 2017

Solo Show

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings
Derfner Museum
Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery at Hebrew Home at Riverdale
5901 Palisade Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471

January 15-May14, 2017
Reception: Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:30-3 pm
Harmonizations III, 2015, 24x24x2in, silver/goldpoint, Jaune Brillant 
and yellow gesso, paper on wood

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Group Show

Drawing and Prints: 
Selections from The Met Collection
October 25, 2016 - January 30, 201

Robert Wood Johnson Gallery, 2nd fl
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Streams of Silver 4a/p, 2011, aquatint, image size 10x10in.

Group Show

Drawing and Prints: 
Selections from The Met Collection
October 25, 2016 - January 30, 201

Robert Woods Johnson Gallery, 2nd fl
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Passage across the sun 4/6, 2008, aquatint, image size 10x10in.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Group Show

Vibrations #1, 2013, 18x18in, silverpoint, bronze/aluminum/copper wool pads, black gesso on paper

RE-ACTION- Genealogy and Countercanon
Sept .13-October 30, 2016
Casal Solleric in Mallorca, Spain  

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Solo Exhibiton

SUSAN SCHWALB: Luminous Trace

April 28-June 4, 2016
Reception: April 28, 6-8pm

Garvey|Simon, 547 West 27 Street, 2nd fl., NYC 10001, 917-796-2146
Harmonizations Series, each panel 24x24x2in, metal point on paper on panel

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Upcoming Art Fairs

Metalpoint drawings with 
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London

TEFAF Maastricht 
(Works on paper section) 
March 11-20, 2016
Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre (MECC) , booth 715
Forum 100 6229 GV Maastricht, Netherlands 

Polyphony #3, 18x18in, (45.7x45.7cm) gold/silverpoint, 
black gesso on paper

Drawing Now Paris

March 30-April 3, 2016

CARREAU DU TEMPLE , 4 rue Eugène Spuller , 75003 Paris

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Two-person show

Susan Schwalb and Erika Winstone

November 11-December 5, 2015
Private Viewing: Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Arthouse1, 45 Grange Road, London SE1 3BH  Hours:Thursday-Sunday 3-7pm
Aurora #45, 2015, 18x18in (45.7x45.7cm) brass, copper, black gesso on paper

"Tarnished" presents the work of these two contrasting artists as they
 orchestrate permutations of tarnish, lustre and luminosity in a range of new works on paper, canvas, video and installation, confirming this ancient technique as a vital medium in contemporary art. Schwalb's drawings use the classical Renaissance technique of metalpoint in ways that challenge all the traditional concepts.Juxtaposing a wide variety of metals (silver, gold, brass, copper, platinum, pewter, bronze and aluminum) she obtains softshifts in tone and color reminiscent of the luminous transparency of watercolor. Horizontal lines and tone evoke an atmosphere of serenity, and the shimmer of light on the surface, created by the metals, is quite unlike any of the usual effects of metalpoint. Schwalb has been working within a square format almost exclusively since 1997. An even grid of narrow horizontal lines forms the basic structure of her drawings and paintings. But unlike the work of Agnes Martin, with whom she is often compared, this geometric regularity serves as a spatial context for irregular events on the surface. In recent works, Schwalb creates a counterpoint between fine lines drawn with a stylus and broad swatches of bronze or copper tones.