May 13 — June 17, 2023
Still Not Still
Conduit Gallery is honored to announce, Still Not Still, a solo exhibition of works on paper and embroidery by Dallas-based artist Susie Phillips.
With its play on words, the exhibition title, Still Not Still, holds the inspiration and origin of Susie Phillips's newest works. Known as a still life painter, Phillips continues her foray into the "un-still life", choosing not to render her objects with placid and calm imagery, but with a bold and skewed perspective reminiscent of the later still lifes of Cézanne and Matisse. Vessels, flowers, and the patterned tablecloths on which they inhabit are applied in a variety of bold styles, washed in watercolor or blocked in opaque oil paint. Susie Phillip's flattened pictures, with neither foreground nor background, but simply the surface of the work, indulge in romantic energy.
What began as a practice of embroidery during the pandemic lockdown has become a full expression of Susie Phillips creative output that will be included in the exhibition. e small scale embroideries feature portraits, still lifes and fauna delicately detailed with gentle reminiscence.
Susie Phillips has been exhibiting her work in Dallas since 1978. She was an early member of D.W. Gallery, a female-led artist co-op in Dallas in the mid '70s and '80s and has been a regular exhibitor at Conduit Gallery since 1988. Phillips is well collected in numerous private and corporate collections and has exhibited throughout the state of Texas in numerous museums and galleries.