Suzanne Joelson in Slipping Systems, opening tomorrow at Studio10

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments

VCS faculty member Suzanne Joelson’s new solo exhibition Slipping Systems opens tomorrow at Studio10 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The gallery will host an opening reception tomorrow night from 7 to 9 pm, and the show will be on display through November 13th. Here’s more information from Studio10’s press release:

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  • Oct 14th – Nov 13th
  • Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 14th, 2016 7-9 PM

Studio10 is pleased to present SLIPPING SYSTEMS, Suzanne Joelson’s first New York solo show in over a decade. Some of Joelson’s new paintings are comprised of panels arranged in a Fibonacci cycle. In certain triptychs she slips and rotates the panels, repeating her first aggressive mark into a pattern. The systems she creates in this manner are intuitively interrupted by an image or an act of addition or destruction- an egg, a pocket, or a hole alluding to different types of structures.

Joelson is partial to systems as they reveal the pressure of life’s traffic upon them. In paintings that employ collage and found graphics she litters platonic order with the debris of a lived life. Surfaces of paint and color imply a wear and movement on the materials while also connecting them together. Patterns determine the form of the paintings but also become content- adorning and disrupting sections of the surface as Joelson repeats the format of a painting within a painting in a limited regress.

Slant rhymes and misheard words find their way into Joelson’s titles and are also an important element in her working process. A catalogue will accompany the show with a text by Monica de la Torre.

In addition to shows at Debs& Co and the Wolff Gallery in NYC, Joelson has shown in Germany, India Morocco, Spain and Turkey. She is the recipient of grants and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The National Academy, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation.

She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and has written for Bomb Magazine and Time Out.

  • STUDIO10 is located at 56 Bogart Street (Morgan Avenue stop on the L train) in Bushwick.
  • Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 1-6 pm or by appointment.
  • Contact: (718)852-4396,

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