SUSAN GREER EMMERSON

For my installations I work almost exclusively with Tyvek, which gives me the ability to create intricate cut-outs and ephemeral organic forms.  Shadows are very important to my large cutouts and I consider them another medium in the creation of these pieces.  Most of this work refers in some way to a body process or function such as hearing, circulation, or metastatic growth. 

As this work has developed I find that my art is creeping farther and farther from the wall and onto adjacent surfaces such as the floor.  I hope to continue this migration in future pieces.

Installations
Unlock the Inner Naked
2017
ink and charcoal on paper on panel; molded Tyvek overlay
33" x 67" (each panel 16" x 16")

In this time when we seem to dissect society into finer and finer pieces in order to more starkly define the differences between us and the “other," I show layered drawings that recall our universal anatomy partially revealed; a surgeon's view of our common humanity. This piece explores the regions beneath the outer image, delving into the space inside the body where we are all the same. 
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek; ink on adhesive exhibition film
More than Meets the Eye
2014
acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek; ink on adhesive exhibition film
approx. 54 in. x 48 in. x 4 in.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic on cut Tyvek
Visible Absence
2015
acrylic on cut Tyvek
approx. 54" x 48"

Cut Tyvek, painted on the back to create reflected color on the white wall.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek and exhibition  film
Uprooted
2016
acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek and exhibition film
approx. 8 ft. x 10 ft x 5"
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations cut Tyvek
Flow
2012
cut Tyvek
168 in. x 18 in.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek and exhibition film
Barcode
2016
acrylic and ink on cut and molded Tyvek and exhibition film
51" x 13" x 5"

Molded Tyvek with wall painting
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations cut Tyvek
Methistanai
2013
cut Tyvek
approx 8 ft. x 14 ft.

installation at McLean Co. Arts Center
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations molded Tyvek and nylon cord
Intertwinings
2013
molded Tyvek and nylon cord
approx. 8 ft. x 6 ft. x 3 ft.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations cut Tyvek
Methistani 2
2013 - 2015
cut Tyvek
approx. 10 ft. x 8 ft.

Cut Tyvek suspended off the wall by many, many pins.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations cut Tyvek
A Song Within
2014
cut Tyvek
16 ft. x 2 ft.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic on cut Tyvek
Pulse
2011
acrylic on cut Tyvek
approx. 60 in. x 56 in.
SUSAN GREER EMMERSON Installations acrylic on cut Tyvek
Fleeting Pathways
2011
acrylic on cut Tyvek
72 in. x 104 in.