Welcome to Susan R. Kirshenbaum's art website, aka Cherry Pits Art!
> “SFWA at Infinity” | Curated Show | Through July
> “Season of Abundance” | Juried by Saxon Holt, Bay Area Open Group Show | Through July | And stop by Flower Piano @ SF Botanical Garden (in Golden Gate Park)
> Radian Gallery Sept. 2018 Show, Friendly Fire, VR Tour: https://www.vpix.net/753007
> Become my Art Patron! @ PATREON: www.patreon.com/srkirshenbaum
Fall 2019 Open Studios
> SF Artspan Open Studios October 26-27 - See the latest edition of my zine “Barbie on the Cusp” as part of my exhibition and installation at the main gallery in the Pacific Felt Factory, 2830 20th St. in the Mission, SF.
Just Past: Art Residency
BWP/AiRX: Susan R. Kirshenbaum, April 2019
(Black & White Projects)
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 a multi-disciplinary project created during my Art Residency with Black & White Projects. See more here: portfolio page.
My Manifesto: “Women in Silk - Not What You Think” & “Life Squared”
Art Talk at SFWA (Feb 23, 2019)
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… See the rest on my blog: WWW.CHERRYPITS.NET/BLOG