Printed drywall, plywood, insulation, industrial felt, construction fencing, pallet wood, cardboard, load strapping
20 x 11 x 8 in
Susan Everett works with utilitarian materials to make objects that combine photography and sculpture. Her work is inspired by the built environment and the forging of utility that shapes much of our surroundings. It explores the visual activation of spaces that have been created with functional rather than aesthetic intent. A fusion of photographic and sculptural elements, her work explores how we create, process and record our visual environment. Everett records urban landscapes using photographs, lists, and films, then prints her images onto drywall. She cuts, stacks, and assembles sculptures that combine the printed drywall with wood and other building materials. These works reference traditional formats of sculpture and photography while insisting upon the physicality and functionality of their materials.
Susan Everett is currently living and working in Boulder, Colorado. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in Chicago and New York City. She holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.