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Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Eye to Eye, 2012, oil on linen, 18" x 24". Base on a black and white film still. I was interested in exploring the romantic attraction of the man and woman. The abstract patterns here are not restricted to the background but also animate the figures’ clothing and hair. Here...

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Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Out the Window, 2011, oil and enamel on linen, 16" x 20". In this painting, a woman holds her hand up to a windowpane, perhaps asking for our help, or testing the limits of her confinement. This image derives from a black and white film still, which has been enhanced...

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Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 5:34 PM

The Slap, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 24" x 20". Based on a film still from an early John Cassavetes film. I was taken with the woman’s angry gesture of slapping the man, which I echoed with the formal designs of the battling couple’s outfits. I was interested in...

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Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 5:17 PM

Susan Bee, Fred & Adele, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 24" x 20". This painting was inspired by a black and white photograph of Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, who was his first dance partner. Fred’s jacket and bowtie explode with colorful forms while Adele’s dress is an...

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Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Susan Bee, Criss Cross, 2012, oil, enamel and sand on canvas, 24" x 30".
The title painting from an upcoming solo show at Accola Griefen Gallery in New York (May 23-June 29, 2013). It is from a series of works based on film stills, mostly film noirs. The...

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