06/11/2013 10:36 am ET

Susan Bee on the ImageBlog

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 characters play out their personal drama in a setting where every surface is covered with gestural abstractions.