Exhibition: Becky Suss
Becky Suss (b. 1980, Philadelphia; lives Philadelphia) presents selections from her most recent body of work in her first solo museum exhibition. These meditative, large-scale paintingsâ€”augmented by smaller studies in oil and ceramicâ€”reimagine the domestic spaces of her relatives with a focus on her late grandparentsâ€™ mid-century suburban home. The flattened architecture and exaggerated perspective of Sussâ€™s canvases memorialize their collected art and objects through an intimate, archeological process that opens familial narrative to questions of class, politics, and religion. Echoed in these works are the migratory shifts and political climates of Cold War America, from suburban sprawl to the Red Scare. Psychic and physical space is conflated as Suss works through memories and mythologies embedded within these interiors. For her ICA exhibition, Suss expands this inquiry with several new canvases and experiments in larger, more labor intensive ceramic forms.
A former member of celebrated Philadelphia artist collectives Vox Populi and Space 1026â€”where she has had several solo showsâ€”Sussâ€™s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at spaces in Philadelphia and beyond. Organized by ICA Associate Curator Kate Kraczon and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Image: Dining Room (Verve magazine, vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2), 2015, oil on canvas, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.