September 16th - October 14th

Phillips Gallery Presents:
Main Gallery – Lindey Carter and Corinne Geertsen
Dibble Gallery – Susan Kirby

Clearing Up, Lindey Carter
pictured: Clearing Up, watercolor on gesso on board, Lindey Carter

After the Hype, Corinne Geertsen
pictured: After the Hype, digital photo collage, Corinne Geertsen

Clearing Up, Lindey Carter
pictured: Parroquia, Saint Michael and Heart, acrylic, Susan Kirby

Lindey Carter’s delicate watercolor landscapes are so simplified they verge on abstract. As Carter puts it, “By studying the details of just one truth I am able to make sense of the chaos that surrounds me.” Her method of painting with watercolor on panel, thickly coated with gesso, sets her work apart. The gentle striation of the unsanded medium results in a textural background that is integral to the subtleties of her work. Like poetry, each diffused brush mark delicately informs a tranquil reverie.

Photoshop matches the way Corinne Geertsen thinks. When she first found Photoshop, she felt she had discovered the other half of the map. Leaning toward Surrealism, her imagery is full of odd juxtapositions, non sequiturs and elements of surprise. She has an expanding library of more than 70,000 images from which she carefully gleans the elements desired for each composition. When necessary, she will paint what is needed to complete a scene, photograph it and add it in digitally. This format dovetails nicely with the way her mind operates. As a result, delightful digital photo composites are her medium. She creates quirky visual narratives about psychological situations that pull subconscious strings, and she loves a good quandary. “I’m delighted when my pictures are funny but true. I like to work within the difficult intersection of art and humor.”

In our downstairs Dibble Gallery: The highlights of Susan Kirby’s full and adventurous life are integral to her art. They include living in France for a year as a child and again later while learning French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu, followed by attending La Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Parisienne where she studied sewing and design. Once back in the USA she worked in San Francisco for a while, traveling to Mexico and Central America whenever she got the chance. She then moved to New York City where she worked for a fashion photographer, and when that came to an end, she returned to Salt Lake City to attain a Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Salt Lake Community College. It was during this period that she decided to become an artist. She rented an apartment and painted there for a decade, widely exhibiting her work and obtaining many commissions. In addition to all of this, Kirby earned her black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and taught Tai Chi Chuan. “Viva la Vida” is a celebration of Susan Kirby’s past six years spent living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she made art, studied Spanish and danced tango.

We are delighted to host these exhibits. Please join us.

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Phillips Gallery

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