Suvan Geer

Gallery

Installation view

Moving in Amber at the Speed of Sound

Tree stump, corn meal, recorded whistle, motor

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Unmaking Wonderland (Written on Water)

Erased children’s book, video projection, fans

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With Mother’s Milk (Table)

Loose powdered milk on handmade table

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Unmaking Wonderland

Chalked floor, miner’s lamps, cast wax candles

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Education

1981 MA California State University, Fullerton
1978 BA California State University, Fullerton
1971 AA Pasadena City College, CA
1966 Studies University of San Francisco, CA

Artist Statement

In my installations and objects, it is the physical experience of the ephemeral and of things intangible or lost that intrigues me. I deal in a language of natural materials turned into sign and symbol. It interests me that real things disappear, yet remain timelessly present in memory and images. Yet things also slip away, go unnoticed or cannot be held onto. I see my art as a way to investigate that resonant hollow spot that tells us erasure, silence and something not-there is meaningful and not "nothing."

Bio

Suvan Geer has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, in Costa Rica and the Berlin Kunstprojekt, Germany. She was also part of the ecological art event, "Keepers of the Waters" organized by Betsy Damon in Lhasa, Tibet. One of her installations is part of the permanent collection of The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, HI. Her artwork is included in Lucy Lippard's book Lure of the Local: Place in a MultiCentered Society and Searching for Sebald: Photography After W.G. Sebald, edited by Lise Patt of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry. Geer also teaches and writes about art for publications, which have included the Los Angles Times, Artweek, ArtScene, Sculpture Magazine, New Art Examiner and Public Art Review.

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