Artist Suzanne Gold invites viewers to dive into a world of dancing light and the ever-present edge of danger with her latest series At your own risk.
Suzanne Gold’s Comfort Station takeover in Logan Square—At your own risk, openingApril 2, 2016—is an exhibition of large-scale paintings imitating the experience of hovering over and then submerging under the surface of a swimming pool. Repeat patterning, present throughout the works, invites viewers to explore the pool environment of light-filled illusionism, varying depths, and creeping danger. As the viewer moves through the space, the paintings themselves act as the proverbial bully’s hand, forcing the viewer to stay underwater. Lurking figures ripple into view via light play on water, increasing a sense of potential danger. The show follows a narrative, activated by both the viewer’s movement throughout the space and in the works’ individual titles. “At your own risk” will run from April 2-April 24, 2016 at the Comfort Station || 2579 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647.
Suzanne Gold graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 with an MFA in Writing, and with additional practice in Fiber and Material Studies. Her work in fiction and poetry collides with visual work and illustration to form a narrative rendering of a world just off the coast of real. In her visual work, as with her writing, she seeks to render places in which feeling can dance around illusionistic space like light. ||www.suzanne-gold.com