Suzanne Husky

Problematics relating to the exploitation of natural resources, landscape use and globalization are at the core of Husky’s multimedia practice. From sculpture to drawings, action and photography, her work questions main stream media in relation to that environmental, social and political agenda. 70ies ideals, contemporary “back to the land” movements and solitary activism have been her recent main area of focus. Her work observes and analyses in an inventory form that allows the nature of the subject to unveil and reveal complexity.

With photography, she respectfully documents an urban neo-hippy movement, in the ideological sense. Individuals that reclaim the urban landscape and insert illegal viable systems to it, like grey water recycling, sidewalk removing, pedal wash machines. More recently she documented a contemporary “Back to the land” youth movement. Those political choices are motivated bye desire to reduce economical growth.

In her installations, she utilizes recycled fabrics, found or donated localy, and she creates landscapes and social portraits. That familiar material, and her approximate mode of fabrication translate to incisive and humorous depictions, and proposes a visual reflexion on implication of comfort of our “advanced”countries. The manual quality greatly contrast with object issued from remote anonymous manufactorers.“Forest” , “Rock garden” and “Root Hormone” are fabricated landscapes. The fabric patterns, the colors create foliage texture and reproduce natural and artificial biodiversity.

Her actions are necessary acts in her social-political context. She act where action is in order, and those “obvious” actions successively highlight the flaws in the wheels of production/ consumption logic, the forgotten in the social care system and the lack of solidarity. These action are an extension of her sculpture and photography portraits of solitary activist (“Eco Heroes”, “Modern Wild Lives”. She gleans and cans fruits, and redistributes the jams, she trades physical help for a meal bypassing money transaction, emphasizing on human interaction and exchange, she “Decorate a blind man’s house”, man that lived in great financial distress.

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    • 3022 Fulton St.
    • Berkeley CA 94705

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