THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE - the lives of others Susie Mendelsson was born in London to Jewish parents who both fled Germany because of the war. She has decided to donate the proceeds of her latest solo exhibition to Suffolk Refugee Support. As an artist Susie has always been intrigued by representations of the human figure and she is particularly drawn to the work of outsider artists. Though the sources of her imagery are often autobiographical, her work communicates universal concerns and emotions. Despite herself, an element of humour often makes an appearance in her work. Although she began as a painter, since moving to Woodbridge in 2010, Susie has worked exclusively in three-dimensions using paper, wood, wire and recycled materials. “Most of the materials I use in my work have been discarded. These objects embody their own past and private history which has been abandoned by their owners. I then enhance and draw this past out by reconfiguration and distortion.”
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (Mondays 10am, Saturdays 4.30pm). Free entrance.
Frame Workshop and Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1TJ
Wednesday 3 May 2017 to Saturday 27 May 2017