Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits

“Barbie on the Cusp” is underway at Pacific Felt Factory (SF) where I’m in the midst of an Art Residency with Black & White Projects. Reception with refreshments to see my work-in-progress is Saturday, April 13, 3-5pm and by appointment.

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Art Shows

APRIL 2019

> “Barbie on the Cusp”, Art Residency with Black and White Projects at Pacific Felt Factory (PFF) in the Mission (SF). Save the date (note date/time change)! Work-in-progress Reception Sat, April 13 from 3-5pm and by appointment. Through April 20.

> “Textures & Patterns” | April Member’s Group Juried Show | SFWA (SF)

> “SFWA at Infinity” | Curated Show | April -July

> Radian Gallery Sept. 2018 Show, Friendly Fire, VR Tour of show: 

https://www.vpix.net/753007

> Become my Art Patron! @ PATREON: www.patreon.com/srkirshenbaum

ART RESIDENCY

Reception for BWP/AiRX: Susan R. Kirshenbaum
Saturday, April 13, 3–5PM
Black & White Projects, 2830 20th St, SF


ABOUT

Hosted twice a year, BWP’s Live Residency offers the opportunity for artists to create new work within the gallery during open hours. The residency’s goal is to create a space for artists to complete works that go beyond their past scale or scope, and to provide the public with a venue to interact with the artist, ask questions, and see the process of making. Each residency concludes in a solo exhibition that includes work created during their time in the space.

“Barbie on the Cusp” is my multi-media project underway at my Art Residency with Black & White Projects.

Here’s an image from my little book, which is part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. See details above.

Here’s an image from my little book, which is part of the show “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. See details above.

Here’s another page from my little book, part of the show, “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. Come and see, read, and add your own Barbie stories!

Here’s another page from my little book, part of the show, “Barbie on the Cusp” at my BWP Art Residency at PFF in SF. Come and see, read, and add your own Barbie stories!

At the opening for SFWA’s monthly juried (by Deborah Corsini) exhibition. The April theme is “Textures and Patterns”. I’m shown with my “Indonesian Twins”.

At the opening for SFWA’s monthly juried (by Deborah Corsini) exhibition. The April theme is “Textures and Patterns”. I’m shown with my “Indonesian Twins”.

Lots to see and read about from our recent trip to Mexico - read about it VERY SOON on my blog post.

Lots to see and read about from our recent trip to Mexico - read about it VERY SOON on my blog post.

“Graphic Nudes-The Poster Series” opens at City Art Coop March 1!

“Inside the Slip” is framed and ready to go at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019. Stop by and see the whole series ““Graphic Nudes: Not What You Think” series now - if you’re in SF!

“Inside the Slip” is framed and ready to go at City Art Coop Gallery in March 2019. Stop by and see the whole series ““Graphic Nudes: Not What You Think” series now - if you’re in SF!

In the show at Infinity (SF condos downtown) next to Usha Shukla’s large abstract work, my “Emerging / Erupting” piece - sold at the opening!

In the show at Infinity (SF condos downtown) next to Usha Shukla’s large abstract work, my “Emerging / Erupting” piece - sold at the opening!

Check out my bio and process videos:

 http://bit.ly/2kAzpvS and http://bit.ly/2kANAAA

February 2019 at SFWA: Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with 9 large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” 14 small works on paper framed in shadowboxes - many sold but many are still for  sale!

February 2019 at SFWA: Here’s a corner of my solo show, “Women in Silk: Not What You Think” with 9 large silk and chiffon scrolls plus “Life Squared” 14 small works on paper framed in shadowboxes - many sold but many are still for sale!

Teaching in my 20s at Ivy - my family’s art school. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt below) that I presented at SFWA at my February 2019 solo show.

Teaching in my 20s at Ivy - my family’s art school. This image was part of the slide show (see excerpt below) that I presented at SFWA at my February 2019 solo show.

SFWA ART TALK, FEB 23, 2019, My “Manifesto”: “WOMEN IN SILK: NOT WHAT YOU THINK” & “LIFE SQUARED”

What drives me to create this work? When I was younger, I thought the world was progressive, moving forward, never backward. Now I’m both astonished and delighted that at long last there is another wave of increased awareness about the ongoing exclusion and mistreatment of women. As a young person growing up in the 60s through the 80s I watched and participated in a wave of progress in human rights.

Not knowing better, I believed that political and social change are continuous and progressive. I thought with the women’s movement that our progress was leaping ahead and my generation would at last achieve equality - that the world would not judge us by our bodies and treat us like second-class citizens. I was wrong. Now I know this is not so. But I see now that the old cliché one step forward two steps back is apt for much of life and obvious in our political climate. This is why resilience is so important. The fight is still on and there is renewed energy. I continue to play my part through my art.

The work on these walls…

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