Susan Delaney, "Geospace"
Susan Delaney, "Geospace," acrylic on canvas
September 2nd's First Friday Red Deer features local artist, Susan Delaney presenting a series of abstract paintings that delve into geological processes and images.
Ms. Delaney will be in attendance in the Kiwanis Gallery from 6 to 8 pm to discuss her favourite way of working.
This series of paintings called Geospaces is inspired by the landscape and the qualities of the media: paint and water. As the layers begin to develop in the abstract paintings, emerging colour and composition allow the water media to influence the painting's ultimate direction. Abstract painting in this layering process allows Susan to contemplate and meditate on the overall process.
"There is a calculated spontaneity to the layering and movement of paint and water, and an increasing level of risk as the painting evolves, that make both the process and the result exciting and rewarding." Susan Delaney, August 2016
Susan Delaney holds an Honours B.A. in Art History from the University of Western Ontario, 1983. Followed by 16 years of professional writing and editing, in both staff newspaper and freelance roles, and primarily about visual art, in Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Red Deer, Delaney expanded her horizons into the art world. Eventually, after 7 years at NOVA chemicals, Delaney returned to school to take a Visual Art Diploma at Red Deer College. In 2009, she graduated the two-year program with an extended 3rd year of study. Susan has been on the Dean’s Honors List every year at both Western and RDC, and won numerous awards while a student at RDC, including the Margaret Parson Scholarship and the Tim Hamilton Memorial Scholarship for Visual Art.
Between 2007 and the present Susan has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions, primarily in Central Alberta, including the Red Deer Arts Council’s Kiwanis Gallery, group shows at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery and solo and shared shows at private galleries like bilton and Harris-Warke. Susan has executed a number of commissions including the illustrations for the Red Deer College Our Story book in 2009.
Susan has been involved in community art life in Red Deer with various organizations, including the Red Deer Arts Council, Red Deer College Permanent Art Collection Committee and the City of Red Deer Cultural Advisory Committee.
Geospaces: Acrylic Paintings by Susan Delaney runs in the Kiwanis Gallery from August 23 to October 16, 2016.