Exhibits in the Library

Linda Susak | Landscape Painter

You are cordially invited to view the whole body of the artist's work over the course of three months

Three exhibits on a monthly rotation: February 6 to April 29, 2016

  1. First exhibit and opening reception: Thursday, February 11, 3-5 p.m.
  2. Second exhibit and meet the artist: Thursday, March 3, 3-5 p.m.
  3. Third exhibit and meet the artist: Friday, April 1, 2-4 p.m. 

Location: Health Sciences Library, Third Floor Gallery (directions and parking) 


Third Exhibit
April 1-30, 2016 | exhibit flyer
The Pumpkin Patch 2012

The Pumpkin Patch by Linda Susak 2012


Second exhibit
March 1-30, 2016 | exhibit flyer
Horn Peak in Autumn 2016

Linda Susak | Landscape Painter

 


First exhibit
February 6-29, 2016 | ​exhibit flyer 
Meteor Crater 2015

Linda Susak | Landscape Painter


Learn more about the Artist

Linda Susak | Landscape Painter: WebsiteFacebook
Contact: lindasusak@comcast.net

Artist's Statement

Art that mirrors the vast landscapes of the West with an emphasis on color and examines the infinite connection between nature and the human soul. My paintings of landscapes and isolated, abandoned and ancient sites are derived from photographs, yet seek to capture the historical, spiritual, almost mystical layers beneath the photograph of the actual site. Albert Einstein’s proponed fourth dimension of time informs my work, in that I sense all the peoples and events who inhabited a specific space at some time in the past. In my work, I add that layer of meaning to the site through color and personal interpretation...Read more

Great Western Art Gallery

Linda Susak is a typical 21st Century woman: she has had a demanding profession, three children, a husband, house and cat. Her typical day starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 9 or 10 p.m. when she finds time to read. What has kept her mentally stable, however, has been her time away from people, time in nature. The Western landscape gives her infinite, unending views and refreshes her soul. Because she has land and a cabin in the Wet Mountains of Colorado, she has spent vacations there alone, hiking, taking photographs, and just communing with herself. There is a spiritual quality for her in this landscape. She has even found arrowheads while hiking, reminding her of the presence of Native Americans there more than one hundred years ago. Read more


 

Victorian Eyes

An exhibition on computational approaches to analyzing Victorian novels
Artist: Carrie Roy

About: The Victorian Eyes Exhibition was on display at the University of Wisconsin, Memorial Library in March 2014. It also appeared at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in October and early November 2013, and the Wisconsin Science Festival, September 26-29, 2013.

 "Victorian Eyes” is a traveling art exhibition that examines nineteenth-century British literature from literary, statistical, and artistic vantages. With the modern deluge of media and information, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amounts of data available. With “Victorian Eyes,” we aim to inspire both specialists within our fields and nonspecialists to think about how the intersections of literature, statistics, and art can help us “see,” analyze, and explain large amounts of data.

While our fields may seem like an eclectic grouping, all deal in varying modes with perspective, which is the unifying theme this exhibition is designed to explore. One intriguing literary and statistical finding (based on word frequencies, words lengths, unique words, etc.) functions as the muse for each art piece in our exhibition. 

Exhibit dates: April to June 2016
Location: Health Sciences Library, alcove on the third floor by the elevators (directions and parking) 
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A collaborative Research/Exhibition project with funding from the New Arts Venture Challenge. University of Wisconsin, Madison


Roll of the Topics: 5, 10, 20

Wood sculpture, black walnut, cherry, 26” x 15” x 13” 
Dynamics of dice and numbers–one number sets new iterations in motion
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View the 5, 10, and 20 topic word clouds

Art piece: Roll of the Topics: 5, 10, 20 by Carrie Roy

 


His and Hers Inkwells: 1500

Brass, plastic 10” x 6” x 3”
Wells of inspiration, inspiring new applications for modern technology
View complete lists for male and female authors and works analyzed

Art piece: His and Hers Inkwells: 1500 by Carrie Roy

 


The Great Unread

Wood sculpture, black walnut, 14.5” x 17.25” x 2.5” 
Study in absence and fragility through black walnut wood
View additional images
Read the statistical interpretation and code
 

Art piece: The Great Unread by Carrie Roy

 


 

Fitzsimons

On Exhibit: November 2015 to November 2016
Location: Second Floor Exhibit Area by the south elevators
Health Sciences Library

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is located on the former Fitzsimons Army Base, closed in 1999. Fitzsimons was opened in 1918, and was named in honor of Lt. Thomas Fitzsimons, of the Army Medical Corps, who was the first US officer killed in the First World War. The hospital was opened to care for returning soldiers who suffered from respiratory disease. The Base remained a key Army Medical Center until its closure and the iconic main hospital, known as Building 500, is still the center of the campus.

Visit the second floor to further explore the history of Fitzsimons and view artifacts from its Army Medical Corps past.
Read the blog post

Fitzsimons Exhibit at the Health Sciences Library