September 19, 2019

'BLACK IS A COLOR' is an exhibition of paintings by artist Susan Roth to be held at the Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, New York, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with a public reception for the artist between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Susan Roth, a self-described non-objective painter, offers challenging eccentric outer profiles in many of the paintings in the show. The fourteen acrylic paintings exhibited range in date from 1982 through 2019 and trace her unique and individual approach to the shaping of the canvas as it responds to the compositional elements within.  Roth takes full advantage of the range of acrylic paints and mediums and had the opportunity to work closely with Sam Golden to create new products.  Her paintings contain collaged canvas elements as well as the low relief provided by the acrylic paints.

Apropos of the title: 'BLACK IS A COLOR', Roth has used black in her paintings as a through-line for emphasis on the consideration and emphasis on drawing in her working method.  The richness and depth of black pigment provide an assertive way for her plumb the compositional depths.

The title 'BLACK IS A COLOR' reprises that of the post-World War 2 inaugural exhibition held in 1946 at Galerie Maeght in Paris entitled 'le Noir est une Couleur'.  Susan Roth has held close the idea of that exhibition as being one of the touchstones of modernism.

Gallery hours for visiting the SAGG are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Artist Colors factory.

BLACK IS A COLOR continues through March, 13, 2020.