Date(s) - 9/1/2020 - 9/30/2020
Blue Hill Public Library
September’s exhibit, New Territory, in the library’s Britton Gallery and Howard Room showcases eclectic images from two sisters whose work is diverse although their individual processes are clearly from the same gene pool. Jill Finsen and Susan Finsen chart new territories using abstraction to familiar imagery, to surprise the viewer.
Jill Finsen’s paintings depict the interplay of familiarity and the imagined. At times awkward and quirky, they celebrate emotional responses to objects and places she portrays. Rather than realistic hues and forms, she uses bold color, flattened planes and varying paint texture to invite the observer to engage.
Susan Finsen’s painting process is a combination of intuitive drawing, conscious shaping and layering, and the search for her spontaneous 5-year old self; marks are made and covered up; imagery is created, erased, continuously re-imagined. Color, line, shape, plane and found or created collage materials arrange themselves to express what she sees, remembers and invents.
The show will be available for viewing during library hours through the end of the month. FMI call 374-5515.