Susan Swartz – A Personal Path
Susan Swartz's work is being exhibited at the famous Kollegienkirche in Salzburg, Austria from May 30 through to July 4, 2014.
The exhibition, which is titled A Personal Path, is presented by The Salzburg Foundation.
The exhibit is the first of its kind there, marking a renewed era of recognition of the enduring artistic nature of the human spirit. Susan Swartz's paintings were unveiled at the stunning baroque Kollegienkirche in Salzburg on May 29th. Attendees who came from all around the world, included Sir Norman and Lady Foster and Jurgen Grossman.
Susan’s latest works are a remarkable series of contemplation studies, quiet, reflective and elegant. Her works in this setting are reminiscent of the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Chagall Chapel in Kent, England, a perfect harmony of art and architecture.
The Kollegienkirche whilst an Baroque masterpiece situated in the old city opposite Mozart’s birthplace, has a pure white interior which is illuminated by Susan Swartz’s delicate paler works and her vibrant coloured paintings.The church was constructed between 1694 and 1707 and was designed by Fischer von Erlach, a master of Baroque architecture. The church is hailed as one of the most magnificent examples of Baroque architecture in Austria and inspired the design for numerous other sacred buildings in the region and in Germany. Now a part of the University of Salzburg, the church has undergone extensive renovations over the course of the past twelve years and recently reopened.
Eighteen works are on display, including pieces from the Contemplation series. The exhibition highlights Susan's career-long commitment to depicting the grace and glory of God's creations in her work, leaving space for individual viewers to interpret what they see on each canvas and find their own sense of meaning.
The exhibit is aptly named, for it represents the journey Susan is on to express herself, her beliefs and her interpretations through her painting. Susan’s work is, at its very core, an illustration of her personal experience. The simple beauty of art is that each viewer is entitled to their own journey and will walk their own personal path as they view the pieces on display.