Constructed entirely as triptychs, these new works envision multiple states of consciousness, adding a cinematic nature to the viewer’s experience. Moving from image to image is simultaneously engaging and unsettling which suggests a strong sense of familiarity and disorientation.
Viewing the images in sequence reminds one of a desire to make connections from moments of episodic memory. Some are fleeting, while others reappear often in private thought. The works portray experiences of being both inside and outside of this world, yet neither here nor there. By shifting views and focus, Grant challenges the viewer to contemplate a central narrative that is at times dangerous, whimsical, confusing and thought provoking.
Susan kae Grant’s photography is in permanent collections of various international museums including the George Eastman House; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Smithsonian Institute; the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C; Aperture Foundation, Burden Gallery, New York City; The Photographers Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Anchorage Museum of Art; Alaska and The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In December of 2003, her shadow work was included in the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art” in Florence, Italy.Grant is a Professor and head of the Photography & Bookmaking program at Texas Woman’s University and teaches workshops annually at the International Center for Photography in New York City. She was the recipient of the “Crystal Apple Teaching Award” from the Society of Photographic Education in 2003 & 2005 and “The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award” from the Santa Fe Center for Photography. In 2005, Grant was selected as the commissioned artist for the design of the Southwestern Medical / Parkland Metro Station for DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit.) Susan Grant lives and works in Dallas, TX.
Susan kae Grant
January 7, 2017 — February 11, 2016