Susan Emmerson: Afterwards

Opening: Friday, May 3, 2019 6 – 12 pm
Friday, May 3 – 25, 2019

1463 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Susan Emmerson's work speaks to the cause and consequences of natural disasters, both on a personal emotional level and on a more global scientific level. Using paper, Tyvek (a plastic paper), and drawings she explores the scenes of destruction and the imagery of loss. The wall sculptures depict disheveled, broken surfaces where Tyvek painfully peels away like paint or skin, and found objects and photos that recall lost mementos of home.