Berkeley Art Center Presents
Susan Danis: Pleasure
March 28 – May 3, 2015
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 11, 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Given the emotional detachment of much contemporary art, it is a pleasure discovering an alternate universe as vivid and generous as Susan Danis's. The East Bay sculptor, an inveterate scavenger, delves into "the collective unconscious made manifest" (i.e, the annual trash pickup) for the stuff to populate and nourish her teeming imagination. Discards take on new life as suggestive curiosa; kitsch is transformed into treasure. Secret affinities between the cultural (toys, fabric, beads, locks, hooks, chains) and the natural (bones, teeth, coral, hair, taxidermic animals) emerge and guide Danis's creative process.