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Susan Powers

American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century

Jay Johnson & William C. Ketchum, Jr.

(Rizzoli International, New York, NY 1983)

“The still lifes of Susan Powers have been compared with the trompe l’oeil works of the well-known 19th–century American academic artist William Harnett. Like Harnett, Powers is fascinated with common everyday objects — books, seashells, bottles, and teapots — and she renders them in a manner so lifelike they ‘fool the eye’ of the viewer, almost leading the viewer to believe that the objects themselves are present on the canvas. The trompe l’oeil technique is uncommon with folk artists: some folk artists cannot produce a photograph–like image...”

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Current Show: “Unfolded Myths”

Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

May 9 to June 15, 2013


Opening Reception: Sat May 11 - 4-6 p.m.


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