Susan White


Thorson, Alice. Excerpt from review of “In the Moment”, Kansas City Star, December, 2010

Susan White's "On Breathing" is a minimalist video self-portrait incorporating shadow images of the artist projected onto a satiny curtain. Set to the plaintive strains of Meredith Monk's "Liquid Air," it's a contemplative piece that reaches across the centuries to Caspar David Friedrich's solitary figures.

They gaze out at the landscape, whereas White's images, which capture the artist standing in front of video projections at the Palais deTokyo, the Museum of Modern Art and one of her own works at the Bemis Center in Omaha, speak to the transfixing power of art.