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Susan Gartrell Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store
May 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - June 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
The Tiny Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures. For Susan, a portrait is the intertwining of memory and emotion. The spirits she creates reveal stories from a deep relationship with life, painted through the lens of her imagination. They are intentionally painted small to create an intimacy that requires one to view them “up close,” in order to see their stories revealed.
Susan relocated to North Carolina from Massachusetts three years ago. She studied fine art and multimedia production at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston University, respectively. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout New England and is held in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. This is the first show of her work in North Carolina.