Exhibition

New Work

Susana Solano

May 23–July 14, 1991

This installment of the New Work series features stark and meditative sculptures by Spanish artist Susana Solano. Solano's works are largely geometric, comprising welded and bolted pieces of heavy metal whose galvanized surfaces yield an almost painterly finish. From cagelike enclosures made of wire mesh to rectangular vessels that sit on the floor or hang from giant frames, her forms evoke myriad poignant and poetic associations with aspects of childhood, marriage, confession, death, and resurrection. These complex themes derive from the artist's memory and impart an intense, mysterious, and unsettling charge on the works and the space around them.

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Susana Solano: New Work is generously supported by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Collectors Forum.

  • A large, rusted metallic sculpture in a gallery

    New Work: Susan Solano (SFMOMA installation view), 1991

  • A large, rusted metallic sculpture in a gallery

    New Work: Susan Solano (SFMOMA installation view), 1991

  • A large metallic sculpture in a gallery

    New Work: Susan Solano (SFMOMA installation view), 1991