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May 2011

Nina Liu and Friends in Charleston, SC, Offers Features by Susie Miller Simon

Nina Liu and Friends in Charleston, SC, celebrates both the festival season and its twenty-fifth year with an exhibition of work by Susie Miller Simon. The exhibition, entitled Defining Moments, will be on view from May 6 through June 30, 2011. An opening reception will take place from 5-7pm on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Simon, who lives in Evergreen, CO, is a gallery favorite. Her paintings make references to imagery of the Southwestern United States and the traditions of that region, but they are not slavish copies of other cultures’ motifs. They are imaginative assemblages of shapes and symbols, some of which are very personal.

Simon’s work is at once playful and sophisticated. The works in this exhibition are in a large format, and their complex combinations of plant and animal forms demand close inspection. The mystical quality of the paintings comes from Simon’s confident use of color, shape, and texture to create layered, sometimes dreamlike images.

With four Best of Show awards, numerous honors and distinctions, over a dozen one-woman shows and group exhibits too numerous to mention, Simon continues to paint, teach, bead, and play her wooden flute. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree and divides her time between Colorado, Iowa and New Zealand.

Nina Liu and Friends is located in the historic Poinsett House at 24 State Street in Charleston.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 843/722-2724.



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