Susan Feilders

This exhibition opens on Friday, November 6th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, November 22, 2015.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Susan Feilders’ “Grid-Block” is based on her exploration of the crossword puzzle through drawings and paintings, which play with symmetry in design, shape and colour while investi­gating the concepts of order and chaos. A sense of fun is evident in the works, which develop a visual code to represent the language of the crossword and make for interesting cyphering.

Susan’s act of drawing on the small grids evolves into visual ideas for the development of larger paintings on canvas. As the squares fill, the design unfolds with visual code to replace the words that would otherwise complete the puzzle. Using the crossword grid, she builds compositions, hiding the themes in colour codes.

Artist Bio

Susan Feilders was born and raised in Montreal and was introduced to the Visual Arts through a studio class at McGill University, while working towards a B.A. in Geography and Sociology. Since then, she has completed art classes wherever she lived—Ottawa, Toronto, Lethbridge, and here in Victoria. In 2001 she earned a Diploma in Visual Arts at the Victoria College of Art. After that, she studied at the Vancouver Island School of Art on a part-time basis while engaged in a career as an educator, where she developed systems that now play a major role in her art-making practice. This past year the opportunity presented itself to study full-time and she graduated in May from the Independent Studio Program at the Vancouver Island School of Art.

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