September 16–December 27, 2015

Becky Suss

Becky Suss 1919 Chestnut (Three Cities, The Mother, Kiddush Hashem, Salvation, The Apostle, Mary, Nazarene), 2015 Oil on canvas 84 x 60 inches SUSS 58 Courtesy the artist and Fleisher/Ollman, PhiladelphiaBecky Suss Kensington, winter, 2010 Oil on linen 16 x 16 inches SUSS 28 Courtesy the artist and Fleisher/Ollman, PhiladelphiaBecky Suss Living Room (six paintings, four plates), 2015 Oil on canvas 84 x 108 inches SUSS 57 Courtesy the artist and Fleisher/Ollman, PhiladelphiaBecky Suss, Living Room (Yogi 2)

Becky Suss (born 1980, Philadelphia; lives Philadelphia) presents selections from her most recent body of work in her first solo museum exhibition. Meditative, large-scale paintings augmented by smaller studies in oil and ceramic reimagine the domestic spaces of her relatives with a focus on her late grandparents’ mid-century suburban home. The flattened architecture and exaggerated perspective of Suss’s canvases memorialize their collected art and objects through an intimate, archeological process that opens familial narrative to questions of class, politics, and religion. Echoed in these works are the migratory shifts and political climates of Cold War America, from suburban sprawl to the Red Scare. Psychic and physical space is conflated as Suss works through memories and mythologies embedded within these interiors. For her ICA exhibition, on view in the Second Floor High Space, Suss expands this inquiry with several new canvases and experiments in larger, more labor-intensive ceramic forms.

Organized by ICA Associate Curator Kate Kraczon and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Read the gallery guide (PDF).

Support for Becky Suss has been provided by the Nancy E. and Leonard M. Amoroso Exhibition Fund and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery.

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