AWAD member Kristin J. DeAngelis is pleased to share the 12th show that she has curated for SILVERMAN, Susan Issac “Present Perfect”. It is on view at The Majestic Theater Condominium through the end of October 2020.
From a very young age, Susan Isaac was often told to remember her roots. As an Indian who grew up in the Sultanate of Oman, she was exposed to a rich amalgam of cultures and traditions that coexisted in perfect harmony with the ever-changing progressive landscape of the time. Her work is inspired by Indian and Middle Eastern art and culture with a touch of contemporary motifs. Mandalas have constantly been a way for her to express her emotions and a means to draw inspiration from. The symmetry of a design helps with finding creative balance. While sticking to symmetrical motifs on a normal basis, Susan also breaks from tradition occasionally and adds a contemporary twist to her work.
For Isaac, the creative process is all about striking the right balance between the intricate details and the explosion of colors. Susan draws heavily from nature for her palette inspirations – be it a simple flower or a breathtaking sunset. Every line and each stroke of her painstakingly created work brings out the inner perfectionist. The repeating patterns and motifs aim to take the viewer’s attention from the mundane to a transcendental realm of focus and relaxation. Susan Isaac’s art reflects her love of life, nature, and symmetry. Her work is a physical translation of her motto “Elegance in Simplicity.”
“Human beings are all woven together like a tapestry by the threads of traditions and cultures, through shared experiences, hopes and dreams, generational progress and achievements, and the primal instinct to survive. However, in the drudgery of our monotonous existence, we forget what makes us unique and settle for mediocrity,” says Isaac. “Present Perfect is a journey down that path of remembrance – respecting the people and turning points that have been pivotal in my life and continue to shape my thinking and character. Our individual experiences are personal and inimitable, but the underlying theme is shared by millions.”
To schedule a viewing, please contact curator, Kristin J. DeAngelis: (201) 280-4821 or [email protected]. The Majestic is located at 222 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Featured Image – Where You are Planted”, Acrylic on Canvas, 12” x 24”