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Cartoon Geometry

Suzanne Silver

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Suzanne Silver Cartoon Geometry is a catalogue of selected images from the artist’s studio and from the exhibition of the same name at Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 11 – July 18, 2012.


Cartoon Geometry is a table-top installation of basic shapes that are fuzzy or shiny, upright or prone. These forms replace the lucid perfection of ideal geometry with a delinquent version that defies logic as well as gravity. At times the table-top collection resembles a miniature circus or a goofy utopian landscape. The horizontality of the table-top repeats on the floor level where larger wood works on wheels can be moved into different relationships with the table elements. The wheel works as well as Long Playing Geometry, drawings on record sleeves, and Game Board, a series on handmade papers, are yet other ways to examine geometry and to pay homage to its mathematical and poetic possibilities.

Suzanne Silver is an Associate Professor in the Paint¬ing & Drawing Program of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Silver studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received an AB from Smith College and an MFA at The Ohio State University. She has exhibited her work nationally and internation¬ally, including the Axel Raben Gallery in NYC, Nexus Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Contemporary Jewish Museum - San Fran¬cisco, David Yellin College in Jerusalem, the Castle of Otranto in Otranto, Italy, Pierogi Gallery, Soloway Gallery, and Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn, the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, The Bureau for Open Culture, and the Columbus Museum of Art.

Silver has received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and grants in mixed media and in 3d art from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and drawing from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her artist’s book Blacklists/Whitelists was published by Logan Elm Press. Silver’s art and writing have appeared in such publications as the American Abstract Artists Journal and Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture and can be found in the Avant-Writing Collection at OSU.
Silver makes drawings, paintings, objects, and installations where unexpected materials are combined to create a visual language that is open to multiple readings.

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Artist / Author Suzanne Silver