Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 2011

The Second Story Gallery is pleased to present 
the work of Gorge artist

Susan Smith

During the month of December, in a show titled


The 72-year-old artist works through Parkinsons disease to create her abstract fabric pictures, often sitting in bed to stitch silks and colorful cottons by hand.  She will be available to discuss her techniques at a reception during First Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gallery.
Calling herself a kind of Grandma Moses, Smith has taken her art into what she calls creative stitchery after 60 years of painting in abstract expressionism.  She says the fabrics she chooses are meant to offer humor and whimsy.  They’re often gleaned from bi-monthly trips to Inter-faith Treasure House among other retail outlets, where she looks for voluminous skirts in bright colors.

“Idioms” will be on display through Dec. 23 at Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library.  The gallery is open regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.