University Museums

Title: Rain Dance
Name: Painting
Date: 2012
Medium: Acrylic on layeres of glassine
Dimensions: 30 x 30 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, Christian Petersen Art Museum
Object Number: U2015.4
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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.