Susan Jane Walp

Recent Paintings and Works on Paper

September 24 – October 31, 2009

Geranium in a Copper Pot
2009
oil on paper
9 x 7 1/2 inches

Nuts in a White Cup with Brick, Pine Cone, Xerox and Clothespin
2008
oil on linen
7 7/8 x 8 inches
private collection

Two Spanish Radishes with Xerox, Citrus Wrapping Paper, and Knife
2008
oil on linen
9 x 9 1/4 inches

Nuts in a Tin Cup with Red-Handled Knife, Stone and Black Ribbon
2008
oil on linen
8 1/4 x 8 inches

Nuts in a White Cup I
2007
oil on paper
8 x 8 inches
private collection

Study for "Dark Spring Tulip"
2009
oil on paper
8 x 7 1/2 inches
private collection

Succulent in a White Plastic Cup with Kiwi and Broken Brick
2007
oil on linen
9 1/4 x 9 inches

Blueberries in a Bowl with Brick and Knife
2007
oil on linen
8 3/4 x 9 inches

Dark Spring Tulip in Cup of Water with Knife, Xerox and Burdock Root
2009
oil on linen
8 x 8 1/2 inches

Apple with Blue Cloth and Bone Fragment
2008
oil on linen
8 x 8 1/2 inches

Coral Zinnia in a Glass Bowl
2008
oil on linen
9 1/2 x 8 inches

Fruit in a White Cup
2007
oil on paper
10 x 10 1/4 inches

Olive Branch in a White Plastic Cup
2007
oil on paper
9 1/8 x 9 inches

Blueberries in a White Cup with Dried Lemon and Bone Fragment
2008
oil on linen
8 1/2 x 9 inches
private collection

Tangerine
2008
oil on linen
9 x 10 inches
private collection

Blueberries with Cork, Knife, and Kale Leaf
2004-2008
oil on linen
9 1/8 x 9 inches

Study for "Succulent in a White Plastic Cup"
2007
graphite and felt tip pen on toned paper
13 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches
private collection

Study for "Blueberries in a White Cup"
2007
graphite, colored pencil and gouache on toned paper
13 x 13 3/4 inches

Press Release

The gallery is pleased to present its third exhibition of works by Susan Jane Walp. The exhibition will include paintings, and for the first time, works on paper, that have been created over the last two years.

The artist’s works are intimate and intensely observed and never larger than a foot square. She paints still life at close range, and takes in carefully arranged objects including bowls, fruit, bricks, corks, forks and spoons. The compositions are meticulously considered and the finished painting is arrived at slowly over time.

Although the paintings are fully resolved – every element in its place, they remain open and very much alive. By carefully observing the light and precisely depicting each object, the artist creates a private world and allows the viewer inside.

Susan Jane Walp attended Mount Holyoke College and the Brooklyn College MFA program. She continued her studies at the New York Studio School and at Skowhegan. Walp has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a fellowship from the New York Creative Arts Public Service Program. She was recently awarded the Academy Award in Art from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.