Solaris are pleased to present the Solo show of recent work by Susan Ormerod. The show runs from 21st May to 16th July.
Born in Eastbourne, Susan studied on a foundation course at Eastbourne College of Art followed by a BA in Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham and postgraduate studies at The Slade School of Fine Art, London.
She has exhibited widely including solo and group exhibitions in the UK , Germany and Poland at galleries including Serpentine Gallery, London, Spectro Gallery, Newcastle, Piwna, Warsaw and since returning to East Sussex at The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Electro Studios, St Leonards, an installation for Art in Romney Marsh and recently at Hastings Contemporary ‘A Generous Space’.
During the 1980’s and 90’s she worked as a photographer specialising in the photography of artworks and exhibitions for galleries including The Lisson Gallery, Karsten Schubert Gallery and White Cube working with many artists including Richard Deacon, Damian Hirst, Anish Kapoor, David Nash, Alison Wilding and many others.
Susan relocated to Hastings in 2011 followed by a move to the countryside near Robertsbridge in 2017 working on the design and build of a modern house and studios there.
The work presented at Solaris has all been produced in the new studio which was completed just before the first lockdown began in 2020. Being made at this time it reflects this strange period of isolation, separation, loss, obsession and collection. The Everyday and the Extraordinary was the title of an Arts Council travelling exhibition of works in its collection in which her work was included. This title would also be an apt description of the new body of work in this show at Solaris.
Contact details for the Artist: @ormerod_susan
Images below: Installationshots, I’ll take it in red (2022)