Welcome to my website. I will be keeping you apprised of my exhibitions, publications, and lectures on my Home Page. My Journal page features my current work in progress, images from recent travels, research snippets, and everyday reflections.
Winter has clearly arrived with morning temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below freezing. Olive and I miss our daily walks through the neighborhood and look forward to a break in the weather. It is perfect time to hunker down in my studio.
My New Year’s art calendar opens on January 26th with an exhibition entitled “Women Strong” at Ellen Kayrod Gallery in Detroit. The reception to meet the artists is on February 2nd from 5-8pm. My solo exhibition at Connections Gallery, North Campus Research Complex-University of Michigan closed on December 12th.http://detroitartreview.com/ Check out my Journal entries for images from the show. I am extremely pleased that three terrific essays were written about this show. One appeared in Essay’d, a Detroit artist publication. The article is written by Dr. Dora Apel, Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair in Contemporary Art History at Wayne State University.http://essaEssay’dyd.org/?cat=27 The second article is in Detroit Art Review and is written by Clara DeGalan.http://detroitartreview.com/2017/10/susan-aaron-taylor-ncrc-gallery-ann-arbor/Special thanks to both writers for capturing the essence of my sculpture. The latest review by K.A.Letts is in the October 23rd edition of Rustbelt Arts. https://rustbeltarts.com/2017/10/23/susan-aaron-taylor-at-ncrc-galleries/
My teapot entitled, Pine Pot was recently shown at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh in their Teapots!11th Annual Invitational Exhibition. Images of the finished teapot and process shots are posted on my Journal Page. I am pleased to announce that Pine Pot found a permanent home in the Kamm Teapot Foundation in North Carolina. In January, I juried the student exhibition at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. The exhibition was beautifully installed by Amy Kantgias. Last November I traveled to Maryland where I presented a lecture and 4-day sculptural basketry workshop to the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. It was great fun.
New Fibers 2016 at the University Gallery in Ypsilanti closed on December 7th. I am honored to have been given a Pat Williams Award for “Otter”. My solo show Infolding/Unfolding at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center closed on October 14th. My lecture in the gallery was well attended. Many thanks to Suzanne Chessler for the lovely coverage in the Jewish News. (see article on my journal page) BIG Sculpture @ The Factory Sept 16-18 was also well attended. I enjoyed being a part of this wonderful show.
I am happy to announce that Fox recently received the juror’s award in Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Art at Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Maryland. Roo was recently on display in The Dark Side, a terrific group exhibition at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center from May 6th-June 10th. And Water Rat was exhibited at the Detroit Artist Market’s Biennial All Media Exhibition in April.In April I juried Blooms, Bugs, and Beasts (May exhibition opening) at the Detroit Scarab Club.
This has been a fertile year for me artistically. I am most grateful for the abundant gifts the universe has provided and look forward to what is revealed to me in in the remaining months of 2017!
I’ll leave you with a quote from my mother, Fran Aaron’s memoir, “Being Alive at Ninety-Five”. She transitioned on September 11, 2015. Rule #3 for her secret formula for living into your nineties is, “Give your guardian angel a blessing for aiding your continued ability to remain physically and mentally healthy.”
Blessings and appreciation,