New Show

Shhh, Say Nothing:
An honest look at silenced voices.

©2020. Suzanne Gibbs. Love Note, Flashe paint and paper collage on wood cradled panel, 36 x 24 inches, $4000.

In this series I combine faces or characters, household objects that are seen or implied, and flat areas of color juxtaposed with repeat painted patterns over collage. The deliberate creation of detailed patterns represents repetitive labor that goes under-appreciated and often unpaid and harks to the handy work of women. The collage grids that create the base surface for the art represent social norms and on each painting the grid is broken in areas suggesting room for new ideas and social structures. My initial inspiration for this body of work came from the insides of security envelopes—a product that is designed as protection for the contents within and actuality obliterates meaning and message, saying nothing (until ripped open).

This show opens at SG Studio Gallery in Hood River Oregon on March 22, 2024. The opening event is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

The address is: 108 3rd Street, Hood River, Oregon. Diagonally across and up the street from Columbia Center for the Arts and very close to the Elks Club.