Citizens: New Work By Susan Hagen

Opening: Friday, Jun 7, 2019 7 – 10 pm
Friday, Jun 7 – 28, 2019

1513 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60622

Susan Hagen says, "My primary artistic concern is to convey – through the sensuous forms of wood sculpture and a narrative language informed by current events – some of the raw beauty around me in the world that I am stitched into. My process as a sculptor, as I have established it for myself, is a unique hybrid of traditions. I combine techniques of Northern European wood carving and painting, with methodology stolen from the prosaic genres of miniature crime scenes, doll houses and historical dioramas. I discovered through the years that the process of woodcarving would allow me to translate my experiences of the world into a tactile, pocket-sized parallel universe."