Friday, November 26, 2010

Susan Jane Belton: Coffee To Go - New Paintings

Opening November 26 and on view until December 24, Susan Jane Belton: Coffee To Go. Opening Reception next Friday, December 3rd from 6 - 8pm. 
Bringing in the holiday season, Howard Yezerski Gallery presents Coffee To Go, a show of new paintings by Susan Jane Belton. Belton continues to work on her signature series of logo-emblazoned take out coffee cups. Putting a contemporary spin on the traditional still life, Belton's coffee cups comment on the ritual of drinking coffee, and the corporatism and consumerism connected with that ritual. 

Painting the cups on various backgrounds and from different perspectives, Belton's coffee cups come alive, each cup communicating its own character and personality to the viewer. By displaying the cups in a grid, we are able to see the interactions between their individual traits, and investigate the role of advertising and  branding in our everyday lives. By using an object as universal and accessible as the coffee cup, Belton is able to convey a unique perspective on contemporary society. 

Susan Jane Belton has a studio in Boston's South End and teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been shown throughout New England, New York, and California and is in the collections of institutions like the DeCordova Museum, the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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