The Magic of Monhegan
Exhibit dates: September 12 – November 2
Opening reception: September 12, 5-8 PM
Artist Talk: TBA
Location: Gallery 1056
Susan Altman’s show, The Magic of Monhegan, curated by Charleston artist Marina Dunbar, will have its Opening Night at Redux Contemporary Art Center on September 12th! Altman’s show will be works on paper, all sizes and all prices.
‘The Magic of Monhegan’ in Susan’s words:
Monhegan Island is a tiny island, only one square mile, in the middle of the sea 10 miles off the coast of Maine. Even a child feels safe and comfortable there. The roads are not paved, and many houses do not have electricity. At times water is scarce. This raw simplicity coupled with the splendor of the rugged cliffs, spruce forests and lush meadows are what call to me.
Artists have made it their summer home for over a century. About 40 lobstermen remain through the winter braving the freezing temperatures and howling winds.
In my studio setting I work abstractly. However, on Monhegan, I paint and sketch outside, immersed in the island’s natural beauty and charm. My intuitive response is to gesturally express the essence of what I see and feel in that magical moment on this tiny island.
I hope you enjoy your visit.