November 23, 2013 — January 4, 2014
Susie Phillips moves between pastel drawing and cut paper collage in the newest works in Still Crazy. Referencing the quilting tradition of Crazy Quilts which utilizes irregular pieces of fabric and asymmetrical designs, Phillips mines and assembles cut paper into elaborate patterns in a compressed picture plane which create dizzying and joyful compositions. In addition to the collage works, a number of new pastel still lifes, for which the artist is known, will also be on view. Susie Phillip’s works continue to indulge in romantic energy and speak to modernist traditions of skewed perspective, flattened subject matter and a bold palette in the vein of the later still lifes of Cézanne and Matisse.
Susie Phillips has been exhibiting her work in Dallas since 1978. This exhibition marks her tenth at Conduit since becoming affiliated with the gallery in 1988. Ms. Phillips is well collected in numerous private and corporate collections including; A.H. Belo, Southwestern Bell, American Airlines, Crescent Collection and the Barrett Collection.