Gallery & Studio (New York)
PAINTINGS (selection from 1957)
"Susan Dorothea White ... explores the most intimate experiences of her life, as well as more topical subjects, in meticulously limned paintings on wood panels. Her ability to examine unflinchingly such personal milestones as her surgery for a benign brain tumour with a dazed self-portrait in a vertiginously askew hospital setting results in some of the most emotionally jarring narrative imagery in recent art."
"The artist has developed a technique using multiple washes of acrylic paint on plywood panels 'with the grain showing through her translucent glazes.' The artist also paints in watercolour, favouring it for spontaneous work. Major paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour compositions and from numerous drawings and pen sketches.
By combining multipoint perspective with actual size and aerial views, Susan White draws the spectator into the image, as in Freudian Early Morning, Seated, and The Front Veranda. In The Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Times the artist employs a perspective based on concentric circles and radiating lines."
Gallery & Studio, New York (1998)