Join us for another fun and festive opening reception in the Benicia Arsenal for Susan Stover's "Reveries and Reliquaries". Show runs April 06-19 and is not to be missed.
Reveries and Reliquaries is composed of paintings and sculptures that recall an ethnic sensibility and geometric organization. Adapting processes that are traditionally used in the production of textiles, I use materials and techniques that recall a collective history with the completed painting and forms revealing themselves in the making. I am intrigued with how repetitive labor, such as stamping, stitching and constructing, can be transformational and meditative. My interest in how textiles and objects from other cultures are made is coupled with how they are tied to identity, status and religious beliefs. Because of these interests, I continually explore my own ties to history, culture, and the arena of contemporary painting and sculpture.