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NYU Steinhardt Alumna Susan Rowe Harrison (Art + Education, 2023) Presents a Solo Show at YYZ Artist Outlet


Susan Rowe is a  multimedia artist who uses painting, drawing, ceramics, and large-scale site-based work to explore her fascination for natural environments and our relationship to them.

An image of Susan Rowe Harrison's floral artwork installed in YYZ Artist Space.

Image by Alan Kosmajac, courtesy of the artist.

“With a nod to Oscar Wilde, while thinking about the climate crisis, deep ecology, reflection, and all I don’t know tangled up with all that I imagine, a love of nature, and a sprinkle of hope, Weather Report is a pictorial cycle on the gallery walls that explores how humans are destroying the living world in a gothic landscape where plants that once flourished progressively fade or thrive depending on how you move through the room. It is neither a hopeful future nor a catastrophic one. Scale is challenged; with plant forms reaching 12 feet high, we are tiny in this landscape. Mirrored mylar reflects the viewer but also implicates us in this ecosystem as it grows and falls apart, and yet will our mark be visible in ten million years? The installation is Monet’s garden for a changing world (eco-system). The series of hand-cut vinyl pieces reflect the struggle for survival all over our planet today and the beauty and wonder in it”.

Text courtesy of YYZ Artist Outlet.

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