Susan Roux // Marking the Vanishing
This new body of work by Susan Roux engages in a constant tension between creation and destruction, between body and landscape, between order and chaos – altering and creating the notion of a shifting horizon.
'I do this by distressing — no, wounding — paper. The repetitive, obsessive act of penetrating the paper stresses its fragility, its resistance is as permeable as human skin. As a literal membrane between darkness and light, paper acts as a metaphorical membrane between tumult and insight. Each mutilation, each wounding, allows light to breach those boundaries set by the obscurity, gloom, and turmoil of the inner. Each ray of light breaks free and clear to the ephemeral realms of infinitude and potentiality.'
Susan Roux is a South African born Western Australian artist. Her work is a critique on and response to cultural and social change regarding gender and body politics. The work often takes specific historical events as a point of departure, conveying burdens and conflicts with precise and economical means. This is her first major solo exhibition with Art Collective WA.
Read the review of this show at https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2020/06/between-order-and-chaos