Absence is Present In Susan Rand’s Paintings

“The Gloaming,” 2017 by Susan Rand at The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon.

A certain slant of light drives Susan Rand’s paintings. Though not the oppressive heft Emily Dickinson writes of in her famous poem, the paintings breathe light and darkness. Rand has been showing locally since 1999 and with each exhibit her work is stronger.  The work in this show, “Direct Observations,” now hanging at The Hotchkiss Library of  Sharon, is clear and powerful. The artist has found her voice. 

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