Susan Swartz’s exhibition, Personal Path, at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany closed August 2 after a 10-week run. The museum reported a record number of visitors who came to see the show.
Personal Path paints a beautiful history of Swartz’s artistic career, drawing emphasis to the artist’s desire to maintain equilibrium between concrete images and the imagination. This balancing act was evident throughout the exhibition.
As the exhibition title suggests, the show reflects Swartz’s personal path. Swartz has progressed from being a more reserved artist to one who is unafraid to take risks and is willing to relinquish control to her desire and imagination. As exhibition curator, Professor Dr. Dieter Ronte writes in his essay Abstraction as a Personal Path, “Swartz withdraws from the received idea that art is the imitation of nature.” It is with this realization and freedom that Swartz’s artwork has been able to reach a new form of maturation.
German publications covered the exhibition as well as the Park City, Utah based publications Mountain Express Magazine and Park Record.
A beautiful catalog of the exhibition is available upon request. All artwork from the show is for sale. Please contact the studio for more information.
Swartz would like to thank all who helped make this exhibition possible. In particular: Walter Smerling and Stiftung für Kunst & Kultur; Dr. Dieter Ronte; Dr. Beate Reifenscheid; the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany; Christine Rackey; Rene Freund; the Springville Museum of Art; and the Utah Museum of Fine Art.
Swartz’s work will be featured at the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair this November. In February, her work will appear at the Kimball Art Center’s Winter Art Salon at the Montage Hotel in Park City, Utah. Additional information about these two shows will be available in the following months.