Susan Lyman’s solo exhibition Washashore features her signature sculpture in wood evoking the body in the woodland landscape with simple juxtapositions of found wood, including fallen saplings, bark-covered pencils, root masses, burls, old yellow pine beams, and charred wood collected from coastal beach fires. Lyman collects the wood locally on walks along the outer beaches, the woods, and tree dumps on Cape Cod, in her travels to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, and to shores as far-flung as the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts. Finding beauty in the salvaged, she then cuts, carves, grinds and coerces the wood fragments into sensuous, hybrid relationships–often in pairs–and typically punctuated with color. Lyman will also be exhibiting a selection of concurrent found and favorite “tree” paintings.
Preview and Artists’ Talk: Wednesday, October 2, 6-8pm
SOWA First Friday Receptions: October 4 & November 1, 6-9pm
Music & Dance Performance: Saturday, October 26, 4pm
Featuring Nicole DeMaio and The Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12- 6pm and by appointment.