The Bath House Cultural Center presents Through My Garden’s Gate, an exhibition featuring paintings by Dallas artist and art curator, Susan Lecky. The show is on display from June 8 to July 17, 2021. Given the current constraints of the pandemic, an opening reception for this exhibition has not been scheduled. Viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 12 noon to 6 PM.
Susan Lecky’s meticulous inspection of the patterns that are found in nature provide the inspiration for her lively paintings. She is particularly fascinated by the interaction of abstract designs from nature with forms and shapes that were made by humans. Describing the way in which her spontaneous shapes combine with the organizational lines and grids that she often uses to create a rich and enthralling composition, Susan states: “The geometric divisions become architectonic forces that push back and then forward on or amongst the patterned surface of the canvas. Thus, a delicate interrelationship is established between the structured and organic elements which I hope will cause a dialogue between myself and the viewers.”
The artist understands that the public sees her paintings in accordance with their personal perspectives. Of these different interpretations of her work, Susan says: “The personalized, natural forms in these paintings hint at something real, but are not. Therefore, the viewers, with their own background of visual experiences, will be sparked to associate memories and feelings with these shapes that are meaningful to them.” She adds: “I present, through form and color, my feeling about man and nature, and the viewers are stimulated to bring, due to their own sensibilities, additional interpretations to these relationships.”
Susan Lecky has exhibited her artwork in multiple venues in the U.S. and Europe. She has curated multiple exhibitions for the Bath House Cultural Center and the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture that showcased the works of prominent artists from the DFW area.