Suzanne King’s December 12th show at St. Tammany Art Association is entitled “String Theory: The Art of Manipulation.” Through the use of androgynous figures, the pieces reflect how we are affected by not only external forces, but also those within ourselves, and those pressures and energies that we cannot control yet choose to let manipulate us. The exhibit will be on display through February 6, 2016 in the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the St. Tammany Art Association with an opening reception held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
A Covington, Louisiana native, Suzanne King is a mixed media artist. She earned a B.A. in Art in 1967 from Southeastern Louisiana College and was a graphic artist/designer with Shell Oil Company in New Orleans and in Houston for 24 years, the last five as Graphics Supervisor as the company moved into the realm of computer graphics.
While attending Tulane Evening division in the 1970s to continue learning new art forms, she had several solo exhibits, participated in many group shows, and entered both local, regional, and national competitions, winning several awards. Her work is in collections throughout the United States, Panama, The Netherlands, and Germany.
Retiring from Shell in 1991, she taught art at the expatriate school in Shekou, China, for nearly three years and traveled in the Far East and Europe exploring other art forms including photography, house renderings, silk screening, calligraphy, pottery, and etchings. She has returned to combining drawing, painting, graphics, and collage in mixed media, her favorite form of artistic expression.
Along with mixed media pieces, she has created several posters over the years for various local and regional events, including Covington’s Bicentennial poster in 2013, Chef’s Soireé in 2015, and St. Tammany Parish Fair 2013 – 2015, and created graphics projects for both Covington Business Association (CBA) and Covington Heritage Foundation (CFH.)
Suzanne is a long time member of St. Tammany Art Association where she exhibits her work, and serves on the boards of the CBA and CHF.
A Gallery Talk with Suzanne King will take place at the Art House on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30pm.
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturdays, 11am – 4pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
This information is excerpted from the STAA release, visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org.
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