Abstract artist showcases her work at MSU’s Visual Arts Center Gallery

abstract oil painting with lots of light green
Gift, oil on panel, 12" x 9" inches, 2021, by Laurel Sucsy

By: Madison Welzbacher

The Mississippi State Visual Arts Center Gallery is hosting a month-long exhibition presenting the work of artist Laurel Sucsy.

“The Other Way Around” features Suscy’s paintings and photographs on display through March 5. Admission is free, and viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 1-6 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 808 University Drive.

Joseph Morzuch, an assistant professor in MSU’s art department, describes Sucsy’s work as abstract, yet familiar.

“Her paintings recall still life and landscape motifs as easily as they resist classification. They are anchored but elusive and seem in a state of constant becoming,” Morzuch said. “Where her paintings coalesce over time through layers of adding and removing pigment, Sucsy’s photographs portray an air of immediacy. The two bodies of work combine to explore perception and the act of seeing.”

A graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, Sucsy received her Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in exhibitions all over the country in venues such as the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens and the Clough-Hanson Gallery, both in Memphis, Tennessee. She also runs the Women’s Culture Club, a program created to foster community and interest in the arts held at Crosstown Arts in Memphis.

For more about Laurel Sucsy and her work, visit www.laurelsucsy.com.

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Monday, February 7, 2022 - 1:12 pm