Susan Dickman


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I am a writer, photographer, and mixed medium artist living in Evanston. Most recently I have shown work at Morpho Gallery, have been published in Best of the Best American Poetry, and am currently a member of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago.


Artist Statement:

The persistence of memory and its cultural responses are issues that I work with in my art, exploring the ties of memory to violence, narrative, and history. Using photographs, oils, and encaustic colors, I work to amplify story and the narrative tension that typifies how cultural memory threads through the generations. Working abstractly, I seek to inform a private interpretation of events both historical and ahistorical, giving voice to the silence and the effects of violence that cannot ever be entirely named or explained.