September 5-27, 2014
First Friday Gallery Walk: September 5, 6-10pm
Soper’s exhibition Shared Circumstances engages the viewer in physical and emotional circumstances we encounter as family members. Her lithographs depict the faces of people seen from intimate distances and familiar angles. She seeks to represent the complex array of emotional moments we have in relation to our family such as security, protection, concern, nostalgia, and uncertainty. She also wants to express the physical challenges of relocation and familial separations. Her hope is that the viewer will visit these images and create their own stories.
Susan Soper was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the State University College at Buffalo, with a BS degree in graphic design and a minor in art therapy. After graduation she moved to Wyoming where she and her family stayed for the next twenty years. Soper began creating Lithographs in 1988. She furthered her studies by attending The Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Summer Workshop in New Mexico and traveled to South Dakota to attend Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops at the University of SD. She relocated to North Carolina in 2003 and in 2006 joined Artspace. She currently works from her Artspace studio 102 and teaches classes at various art centers.