• Brunswick Studios 40th

    Brunswick Studios 40th Anniversary Exhibit opens tonight in Missoula, MT. After grad school I had an upstairs studio there from 1997-99. Such a special place. One of my encaustic cubes is in the show, which runs through end of August.


  • populous show: TX

    Some of my work is in the "Populous" exhibition at Cerulean Gallery in downtown Amarillo, TX.  Stop by their beautiful deco space within the Canyon Exploration Bldg. if you're in town. Opening reception tonight, 6-8:30pm. Up through July 6th.


  • moving light

    i've been doing some exploring for an installation. moving light. projection. s.


  • UW Colleges Faculty Art Exhibition

    Another shot of some of my work in the foreground at UW-Oshkosh. Judith Waller painting in the background.


  • UW Colleges Faculty Exhibition

    The Priebe Gallery at UW-Oshkosh hosted a reception for the UW Colleges Faculty Art Exhibition last night. The gallery director did a great job with lighting. This is one of my four pieces in the show, "Nine (black fade)". Exhibition up until 10/14.



  • UW-Baraboo show

    Shot of Ralph Wiegmann's gridded drawing (left) and my piece "Totem, (8.21.17)" in the "Continuum" exhibition with Kathy Kasic and Sukha Worob at the Schwalbach Gallery: UW-Baraboo; up until 10/18.


  • Solar Eclipse


    solar eclipse 8/21/2017 from a farm field near Chetek, wi. the cosmic event unified people across the u.s., for a moment.

  • 23 1/2 degrees North

    This triptych will be part of an installation at an upcoming show at Visions West Contemporary in Denver. inspired by the summer equinox and glow of the night sky around the solstice: 23 1/2 degrees North (Midnight), carbonized graphite & encaustic on wood, 12"x56"x4"

     

    Equinoxes are determined by the earth's axial tilt of 23 1/2 degrees which causes the magnetic north pole to "wobble" in a slow circle around the north pole of the ecliptic True North as the earth spins and revolves around the sun. The position of the equinoxes moves slightly every year against the background of stars located in the band of sky defined on earth by the Tropic of Cancer at 23 1/2 degrees north (of the equator).

     

     

     

     


  • totem

    this commission is being delivered to friesen gallery in sun valley: "Totem II", 8"x60"x4", carbonized graphite & encaustic on handmade wood panels. i enjoyed working in the rich earth tones.

     


  • blood moon

    phenomenal experiences like watching the recent Super-moon Total Lunar Eclipse - or Blood Moon - have a profound effect on my work. i do feel the synergistic whole of the "overview effect".

    the Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts, while viewing the earth from orbit, or from the lunar surface, and refers to the experience of seeing the reality of the Earth in space - which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.

    apollo 14 astronaut, edgar mitchell said that the sensation gave him a profound sense of connectedness, with a feeling of bliss and timelessness. he was overwhelmed by the experience and became profoundly aware that each and every atom in the universe was connected in some way, and on seeing earth from space he had an understanding that all the humans, animals and systems were a part of the same thing, a synergistic whole. it was an interconnected euphoria. by ian o'neill


  • sun valley gallery!

    i am thrilled to announce that friesen gallery in sun valley is representing my work in idaho.

    friesen gallery exclusively exhibits contemporary artwork. here's a link to my work at the gallery now: http://friesengallery.com/artists/209/suzanne-truman/

     


  • 23 1/2 degrees north

    summer solstice is here! here's a new painting reflecting on the color & light this time of year.

     


  • between the lines

    street view of some of my work in, "between the lines", a showing of new & recent work w/ralph wiegmann at visions west gallery in denver. the center, dark segmented drawing is ralph's. 

     

     

  • every other

    here's another gallery shot. from L to R: the 1st and 3rd pieces are mine, the other two are ralph's. the center between my black & "white" diptych glows orange, as do the backs of the line of blocks.

     

  • another view

    "between the lines", new & recent work w/ralph wiegmann @ visions west gallery - denver.

     

  • down the line

    my diptych, "expanse (black & white)", carbonized graphite & encaustic on wood, w/ralph's painting. (further down the wall from previous image posted.)

     

     

  • denver art walk

    tomorrow, i'm driving to denver to deliver new work to visions west gallery for first friday art walk. i will have 11 pieces showing in the front gallery along w/ralph wigmann's work. stop by the gallery if you're in town: 6-9pm,1715 wazee street, downtown. below: "expanse III (back fade)". 

     

  • recliner | reclined

    today i'm heading to butte, mt - a.k.a. butte, america - to see "recliner reclined", a show of some of my students' powerful work at the imagine butte resource center, 68 w. park st. map: https://www.here.com/directions/drive/:error/Imagine-Butte-Resource-Center:46.012576,-112.537032?map=46.01258,-112.53703,17,traffic&x=ep


  • spiral jetty

    last week's pilgrimage to robert smithson's spiral jetty on the north shore of great salt lake.

     

  • cadillac ranch

    cadillac ranch today. amarillo, tx

     


  • ozymandias

    ozymandias, amarillo, tx. "egyptian" legs conceived by prankster stanley marsh. lightin mcduff, sculptor. 

      

     

     



  • TX show

    this installation shot shows some of ralph wiegmann's and my work at our gallery in TX: the Cerulean Gallery, which was our Dallas gallery, but is now based in amarillo, TX. we had a great time at our opening there!

     

  • painted desert project

    drove back from an az new year through the navajo nation and got to check out the painted desert project murals. see more at: http://jetsonorama.net/the-painted-desert-project/

     

  • conceptual | emerging | experimental

    the other side, an exhibition featuring emerging, conceptual & experimental artists' work at the danforth gallery this friday during the livingston art walk. livingston, mt. reception: 7/25, 5-8pm. 

     

  • henry real bird

    henry real bird, mt poet laurette and crow nation tribal member, will speak at 6:30pm during the opening of "the other side" exhibition of emerging, experimental & conceptual artwork, this friday @ the danforth gallery during the livingston art walk. please drop by. henry is a captivating speaker with a great sense of humor!

     

  • forget me not

    veteran/artist, jesse albrecht will be showing his installation, "forget me not", in "the other side" exhibition at the danforth gallery that claire sands baker and i curated. this friday. livingston art walk.

     

  • orb

  • berlin

    if you're in berlin within the next month, don't miss rollin beamish's show, palliative measures @ greusslich contemporary. 5/24 - 6/28: 

    "can socially critical art change something or does it only serve as relief from a sense of unease about our environment? the art of rollin beamish is in a difficult position because it is a reflection of cultural discourse. the problem, however, is that the art is both a critique of cultural discourse and a product of this discourse.how can we break this circle? can this art change from a palliative measure to an actual agent of change and can art uphold this assertion?" [read more: www.greusslich-contemporary.de]





  • cinco de mayo

    !felize!

  • earth day

    the "overview effect" is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts, often while viewing the earth from orbit or from the lunar surface and refers to the experience of seeing the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. from space, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this "pale blue dot"become imperative.

    apollo 14 astronaut, edgar mitchell said that the sensation gave him a profound sense of connectedness, with a feeling of bliss and timelessness. he was overwhelmed by the experience and became profoundly aware that each and every atom in the universe was connected in some way, and on seeing earth from space he had an understanding that all the humans, animals and systems were a part of the same thing, a synergistic whole. it was an interconnected euphoria. Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/14455/the-human-brain-in-space-euphoria-and-the-overview-effect-experienced-by-astronauts/#ixzz31tmWL800, by ian o'neill


  • moment|movement

    this is the last week of my show, moment|movement,  in denver w/ralph wiegmann, @ visions west gallery, downtown.

  • workshop for teachers

    last weekend, i had the privilege of working with a group of inspiring art teachers who participated in the intensive encaustics workshop i taught at lubrecht experimental station. MAEA sponsored the workshop and the teachers received credit for the course through the university of montana-western. here are a few pics:



  • irrigation

    shea butter & irrigation system "nourish" the viewer @ the MCA - denver, in rashid johnson's exhibition/installation, new growth. some of the shea butter dripped onto the floor and i rubbed in on my hands. a physical connection to a powerful installation.


  • new growth

    i was fortunate to see rashid johnson's installation @ the MCA - museum of contemporary art, which opened the night following my opening in denver. the huge blocks of shea butter scented the atmosphere. here's a detail of heavy, dark, burned and carved imagery. see below for MCA's write up.

    "In Rashid Johnson: New Growth, the artist works with personally and historically loaded material such as shea butter and black soap, combining it with LP covers and books in complex paintings, sculptures and installations. His works challenge conventional representations of collective identity. Beginning with the question, “What would happen if Sun Ra, George Washington Carver and Robert Smithson started a community together in the desert?” New Growth's playful scrutiny intertwines cosmology and escapism in an attempt to blur the lines separating past, present and future.

    The physical manipulation of biomaterial into an abstract, aestheticized form is a concept that runs through all of the works in the exhibition. Johnson references the ongoing transformation of both bodies and landscapes, and the identities embedded within them. New Growth features newly commissioned works including the video Samuel in Space and the Shea Butter Irrigation System. Works in wax, burned wood, tile and mirror, as well as brass chairs, wood chairs and rugs round out the exhibition."


  • moment . movement

    an installation view of my work on the left wall as you enter the gallery. with ralph wiegmann @ visions west gallery - denver.

  • down the wall

    view further down the wall

  • looking back

  • view back

    looking into back room. 2 of ralph's banded paintings in background.
  • back gallery

    ralph's paintings in foreground. my row of 6 encaustic boxes in background: states of matter.


  • installation view

    nook view of some of my work as you walk towards back gallery

  • little stones, big drawings

    two of ralph's floating stone drawings in the front gallery

  • (solid/fluid)

    suspension ii (solid/fluid), encaustic on panel is hanging in our moment.movement show @ visions west gallery - denver.
  • happy valentine's

  • glow

    detail of recurrence



  • collaboration

    ralph & i collaborated on a series. blocks cut from reclaimed timber: coated with beeswax, resin, burnt graphite; back glows orange, floats off the wall and mounted with magnets.

  • item falls

  • save the date: 2/20!

    my show with ralph wiegmann in denver will be thursday, february 20th, @ visions west gallery.

  • msu iAir installation

    revisiting installation shots of pod bay door, a multi-media installation w/msu students and iAir, jan christensen:


  • winter solstice

    happy winter solstice. celebrating the darkest day here at the 45th parallel for tomorrow the days grow longer.

  • black and blue

    Ok, it's not the best snapshot but i'm into the lush quality of this graphite over blue encaustic series i just completed.

  • lapis skies

    while home in arizona, i was fortunate to meet and share some time with the visionary inlay artist, jesse monongye, at his home studio.

  • painted desert project

  • studio work

    studio work in progress for my show w/ralph wiegmann at visions west in denver, opening february 13th.

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