University Museums

Title: Exquisite Garden
Name: Painting
Date: 2012
Medium: Acrylic on layers of glassine
Dimensions: 36 x 36 in.
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Office of the Vice President for Research. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Beardshear Hall, Office of the Vice President for Research
Object Number: U2015.8
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The bright, patterned paintings that Susan Chrysler White creates recall the Op Art movement of the 1960s. Abstract imagery and patterns morph into forms that are "botanical, insect-like or mutations of some hybrid futuristic organism". Susan does not use brushes to make her paintings but instead pours and presses paint onto the canvas and paper. Susan is the Area Head for Drawing and Painting at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.