On Its Own Terms

Susan Wick

In Collaboration with Lulu

@Vacation Gallery
(24a Orchard St, New York, NY)

November 04 — November 28, 2018

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 4th | 6-8pm

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<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Ladies of the World (1)</em><span class='media'>Acrylic and collaged drawing on canvas</span>60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0001&body=I am interested in finding out more about Ladies of the World (1) by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Ladies of the World (3)</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)<br>2012<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Ladies of the World (3) by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Recuperation</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>42 x 55.25 in (106.7 x 140.3 cm)<br>2000<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0004&body=I am interested in finding out more about Recuperation by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Afghanistan 1</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, ink and cloth on canvas</span>24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)<br>2001<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Colorado 323</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm)<br>2005<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Colorado 323 by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Something Extra</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)<br>2010<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0007&body=I am interested in finding out more about Something Extra by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>The Garden of Eden</em><span class='media'>Acrylic and crayon on canvas</span>60 x 47.3/4 x 2.75 in (152.4 x 120.2 x 7 cm)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0011&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Garden of Eden by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Almost There</em><span class='media'>Acrylic and collaged ink drawings on canvas</span>30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>1998<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0012&body=I am interested in finding out more about Almost There by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>The Berkeley CMY Club</em><span class='media'>Ink on paper</span>27.1/4 x 33.1/4 in (68.9 x 84.2 cm)<br>1970<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0013&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Berkeley CMY Club by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Heal Yourself 1</em><span class='media'>Acrylic and collaged ink drawings canvas</span>36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>2010<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0014&body=I am interested in finding out more about Heal Yourself 1 by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Heal Yourself 2</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, ink and collaged ink drawings on canvas</span>30 x 48 in (76.2 x 121.9 cm)<br>2010<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0015&body=I am interested in finding out more about Heal Yourself 2 by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Susan Wick</span><br><em>Fallen Angels</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)<br>2001<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry SWIC0020&body=I am interested in finding out more about Fallen Angels by Susan Wick'>Inquire</a></p>
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Susan Wick
Ladies of the World (1)Acrylic and collaged drawing on canvas60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
2012
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Susan Wick
Ladies of the World (3)Acrylic on canvas60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
2012
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Susan Wick
RecuperationAcrylic on canvas42 x 55.25 in (106.7 x 140.3 cm)
2000
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Susan Wick
Afghanistan 1Acrylic, ink and cloth on canvas24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
2001

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Susan Wick
Colorado 323Acrylic on canvas36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
2005
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Susan Wick
Something ExtraAcrylic on canvas12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
2010
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Susan Wick
The Garden of EdenAcrylic and crayon on canvas60 x 47.3/4 x 2.75 in (152.4 x 120.2 x 7 cm)
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Susan Wick
Almost ThereAcrylic and collaged ink drawings on canvas30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
1998
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Susan Wick
The Berkeley CMY ClubInk on paper27.1/4 x 33.1/4 in (68.9 x 84.2 cm)
1970
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Susan Wick
Heal Yourself 1Acrylic and collaged ink drawings canvas36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
2010
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Susan Wick
Heal Yourself 2Acrylic, ink and collaged ink drawings on canvas30 x 48 in (76.2 x 121.9 cm)
2010
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Susan Wick
Fallen AngelsAcrylic on canvas16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
2001
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Gildar gallery, Denver andLulu, Mexico City are pleased to present a solo exhibition of the Denver-based artist Susan Wick. For her first solo in New York, the self-taught painter Wick will present a selection of paintings and drawings. The imagery in her works is the direct product of her own personal, highly developed idiosyncratic pictorial and symbolic language. Their subject matter is as informed by her vivid imagination and interpretation of reality as it is by current events (Vietnam or, say, the 2001 Afghanistan War). Brightly hued depictions of women or figures of indeterminate gender are garbed in quasi shamanistic raiment, masks or face paint. The flat, fluid, seemingly organic or vegetal forms that populate her grounds occupy the same thematic space as the numerous birds that seem to either peacefully coexist with her figures or accompany them like spirit animals. The density of her compositions, in which several paintings are liable to exist side by side, is enhanced by the riotous vibrancy of her palette. If the formal simplicity of her figuration brings to mind the work of Dorothy Iannone, one also senses a life no less richly lived. Deliberately removed from the centers of artistic production and commerce, Wick has allowed herself to experiment and pursue a practice uninhibited by the pressures of a conventional career, producing a rich and coherent body of work which demands to be engaged with, much like her life, on its own terms.

 

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Susan Wick (b. 1938, Madison, Wisconsin) is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. As part of the 1970’s San Francisco based performance collective Baker/Rappaport/Wick, she exhibited at the California State University, Los Angeles, University Art Museum, Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, Musee Des Beaux Arts Laussane, Switzerland and the Bologna Biennial among others. As a solo artist she had a one-person exhibition at the DeSaisset Art Museum, Santa Clara, California (1981) thereafter moving to Denver, Colorado where she continued to work in relative isolation from the broader art world, periodically exhibiting in local exhibitions, until recently. In 2006, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver named Wick “Colorado Artist of the Year” and presented a solo exhibition of her work. In 2015, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presented a 50 year-survey of the artist’s work.

Selected Works

  • Susan Wick
    Ladies of the World (1)Acrylic and collaged drawing on canvas60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
    2012
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  • Susan Wick
    Ladies of the World (3)Acrylic on canvas60 x 36 in (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
    2012
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    RecuperationAcrylic on canvas42 x 55.25 in (106.7 x 140.3 cm)
    2000
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    Afghanistan 1Acrylic, ink and cloth on canvas24 x 18 in (61 x 45.7 cm)
    2001

  • Susan Wick
    Colorado 323Acrylic on canvas36 x 36 in (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
    2005
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    Something ExtraAcrylic on canvas12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
    2010
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    The Garden of EdenAcrylic and crayon on canvas60 x 47.3/4 x 2.75 in (152.4 x 120.2 x 7 cm)
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    Almost ThereAcrylic and collaged ink drawings on canvas30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
    1998
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    The Berkeley CMY ClubInk on paper27.1/4 x 33.1/4 in (68.9 x 84.2 cm)
    1970
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    Heal Yourself 1Acrylic and collaged ink drawings canvas36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
    2010
    Inquire

  • Susan Wick
    Heal Yourself 2Acrylic, ink and collaged ink drawings on canvas30 x 48 in (76.2 x 121.9 cm)
    2010
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  • Susan Wick
    Fallen AngelsAcrylic on canvas16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
    2001
    Inquire