Exhibition

Susan Roux // Marking the Vanishing

Susan Roux

Susan Roux, Tactile Territory, 2020, ink, carbon, thread and polished steel on archival photographic print on acrylic frame, 85 x 110 x 12cm
Susan Roux, Tactile Territory, 2020, ink, carbon, thread and polished steel on archival photographic print on acrylic frame, 85 x 110 x 12cm

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.

// We're extending our opening hours for the first day of this exhibition to allow for physical distancing in the gallery (sorry, no bar). Join us and Susan on Saturday 23 May, between 11am-5pm. From Wednesday 27 May, we will be back to our regular opening hours, adhering to physical distancing measures and government health advice at all times. Also on: Paul Uhlmann // Land of Smoke. Contact us to enquire about the work, or for private viewings: art@artcollectivewa.com.au //