Feature Articles

March 2011

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Susan Grossman

Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Susan Grossman: Bright Light, Big City, featuring new drawings by New York artist Susan Grossman, on view from Mar. 17 through May 19, 2012.

Using charcoal and pastel, Grossman creates luminous, shimmering drawings of cityscapes. She most often explores the streets of New York City, camera in hand, to capture her imagery. A cinematic quality radiates through flashes of color that the artist couples with strong compositional and perspectival effects.

The gallery is publishing a full-color catalogue with an essay by John O‘Hern to accompany this exhibition. In the essay, O’Hern writes, “Susan Grossman’s love for the city and its theatrical effects of light, dark, wet, and movement inspires large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings that some liken to film noir movie stills. Black and white movies, especially the classics from the 40s and 50s, were masterpieces of lighting. Without the easiness of color, the cinematographers brilliantly nuanced light and shadow to great dramatic effect.”

Grossman earned a BA from Bennington College in 1981 and a MFA from Brooklyn College in 1988. She has taught at City College of New York and is currently teaching drawing at the National Academy School of Fine Arts.

Jerald Melberg Gallery is located on South Sharon Amity Road near the intersection with Providence Road.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/365-3000 or visit (www.jeraldmelberg.com).


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