The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently acquired alumnus¬†Suzanne McClelland‚Äôs (MFA 1989 Fine Arts) 2006 monotype print on paper with collage,¬†Lullaby #17, lullaby with martha and sunset. McClelland‚Äôs paintings, drawings, and works on paper push boundaries through a mix of lyrical gestures and abstracted forms, and as¬†New York Times¬†art critic¬†Roberta Smith noted¬†more than 20 years ago, McClelland is an artist who tries “to make paint do things it hasn‚Äôt done before.” She was represented in the exhibition¬†“The Influentials: SVA Women Alumni Invite Artists Who Have Shaped Their Work,”on view at SVA last fall.
Other works by McClelland will also be included in the¬†Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts¬†at the Academy of Arts and Letters opening March 6, 2012, and she will be featured in a solo exhibition at the¬†University of Virginia Museum of Artin 2013. For more information about McClelland, visit her¬†website.
Suzanne McClelland,¬†Lullaby #17,¬†lullaby with martha and sunset, 2006, Monotype with collage, 22″ x 30″ (55.9 x 76.2 cm).