Susan Pergentini Rice


After experimenting as a printmaker, I was challenged by the idea of producing layers of texture, detail and meaning and moved from inked plates and embossed paper to oil paint and handmade papers on wood panels. My art history background and interest in the didactics of language and signs are layered into the alternating markings. Obscuring and highlighting sections with texture and layers of color so that the foreground and background become interchangeable elements, I find each painting becomes as personal and evocative as a memory.