Forthcoming forty-year retrospective:
A Luminous Line: Forty Years of Metalpoint Drawings by Susan Schwalb
February 2, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Organized by the Arkansas Art Center and Garvey|Simon, New York, NY
This exhibition surveys the career of an artist who is crucial in reviving and redefining the ancient media of silverpoint and drawing with other metals. Schwalb has taken these traditional Renaissance media into the realm of abstraction, while retaining their beauty and serenity.
Schwalb’s beautiful art works, as well as her workshops and social media activity, have earned her the title, “the pied-piper of silverpoint.” She has helped to spark a revival of interest in metalpoint by both artists and scholars. The 2015 exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold, mounted by the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum, began with Renaissance artists like Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci and ended with Susan Schwalb.
Susan Schwalb's work has been exhibited internationally in museum and gallery exhibitions since the 1970s. Her work is in the permanent collection of numerous museums and institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Prints and Drawings, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London, England; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC to name a few.