Suzanne Husky's website
of this artist's work.
Problems relating to the exploitation of natural resources, landscape use and globalization are at the core of Husky's multimedia practice. From sculpture to drawings, action and photography, her work questions main stream media in relation to that environmental, social and political agenda. Seventies ideals, contemporary "back to the land" movements and solitary activism have been her recent main area of focus. Her work observes and analyzes in an inventory form that allows the nature of the subject to unveil and reveal complexity.
With photography, she respectfully documents an urban neo-hippy movement, focusing on individuals that reclaim the urban landscape and insert viable systems, like grey water recycling, sidewalk removing and pedal wash machines. More recently she documented a contemporary "Back to the Land" youth movement. These political choices are motivated by a desire to reduce economic growth.
In her installations, she utilizes recycled fabrics, found or donated locally, to create landscapes and social portraits. That familiar material, and her approximate mode of fabrication translate to incisive and humorous depictions, which propose a visual reflection on implications of comfort in our "advanced" society. The manual quality of her work greatly contrasts with objects issued from remote anonymous manufacturers.
She gleans and cans fruits, and redistributes the jams and she trades physical help for a meal in order to bypass money transactions. She acts where action is in order, and those "obvious" actions successively highlight the flaws in the wheels of production/ consumption logic, the forgotten in the social care system and the lack of solidarity.
- Residency Period: October 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011
- Art Show: Friday, January 21 & Saturday, January, 22, 2011