Susan Brearey (USA) is a painter who uses art to explore contemporary urban and rural landscape.
“I make images that reflect the ways in which I have seen animals in both their natural habitats and human-imposed frameworks. I am often struck by the fleeting instant of a deer or bear whose terrain I have wandered near. Through these fortunate encounters I begin to understand the often unseen parts of the world. I am inspired by the peace, beauty and solitude I find within wilderness areas, studying and observing the habitats, plants and creatures with whom we share the planet. At the same time I know that wilderness is nearly a fiction. All wilderness is managed and bound by our activities. Power and telephone lines, poles, and fences are everywhere, constant and striking reminders of human presence. I am interested in the visual tensions created by this never-ending stream of interruptions in the contemporary urban and rural landscape. For me, these interruptions are symbolic of a fragmented landscape.”
Susan Brearey is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France, Gerta Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Iceland, Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds, England. She is a painting, drawing and printmaking instructor at The Putney School, Putney, VT. She has also taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France and has been a visiting artist at numerous art and liberal arts programs in the United States and abroad.