April 7 - May 7
Ventures Gallery


Friday, April 7
5 pm - 7pm


Exhibition Program

Skies and Waves
Works by Susan Waters-Eller

Susan Waters-Eller Clearing Blocks 2014
Pastel and colored pencil 8" x 8"


Artist Statement

I`ve been coming to Dewey Beach for sixty years and the vast sky and the always changing waves have been an enormous influence on my work. The intent of this exhibition is to demonstrate this influence. I use this imagery to draw attention to the unseen realities that affect us. Inspired by science and philosophy I present visual ideas that I hope stimulate connections and new ideas for the viewer.

About the Artist

Susan Waters-Eller has been a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) since 1978. She is included in Contemporary Oil Painting, published by Jilin Fine Arts, PR China, and is the co-editor and essayist for Beyond Critique: Different Ways to Talk About Art, published by MICA Press. Most recently (2009) she has participated in an artist residency in Rocheforte-en-Terre, Brittany, France, and was a presenter at the 2013 NASAD conference about art and the brain. In 2008 she launched her blog Seeing Meaning, with has attracted readers from over eigthy countries. This past fall she was a presenter at Columbia University’s symposium on critique. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows on the east coast, France and China. She is a finalist for the 2017 Baker Prize.

Selected Works

Susan Waters-Eller Explication 2004
Pastel and colored pencil 18"x18"

Susan Waters-Eller Advent
Pastel and colored pencil 18"x18"


Susan Waters-Eller Anticipation Cycle 4 2016
Pastel and colored pencil 8"x8”


Susan Waters-Eller Cool Under Fire 2012
Pastel and colored pencil 18"x18"

Susan Waters-Eller Reflections of Consciousness 2012
Pastel and colored pencil 12" x12"

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