‘Luminous Planes’ Define Susannah Auferoth’s Paintings at the Grubbs Gallery

Shimmer by Susannah Auferoth; photo by David Hillberby Photography

Kicking off the 2017-18 exhibit schedule at the Grubbs Gallery will be Holyoke-based painter Susannah Auferoth. Auferoth uses oil paint and often resin and/or wax on wide stretches of paper or board, resulting in compositions that resemble flat horizons. Color palates differentiate each piece, as do the grades of hue in each stratum, and the subtle markings on each plane.

“My working method is a deliberate intellectual decision followed by intuitive color exploration,” Auferoth notes on her website biography. “I use an underlying grid of motion imagery which I layer with coats of translucent oil paint. This stills the composition at the surface while allowing movement to be present beneath the layers so the paintings hover between two narrow, luminous planes—the dynamic and the static.”

Auferoth’s paintings have been exhibited widely and will hang at the Grubbs Gallery September 1 through September 29, with a reception on September 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Grubbs Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public and is closed during school vacations. For the gallery’s full schedule, click here.

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