Suzanne Hazlett ‘Universal Solvent’ || February 1st – March 5th, 2017
Gail Severn Gallery is pleased to present ‘Universal Solvent’, an exhibition of new paintings by Suzanne Hazlett inspired by the universal importance and evocative power of water. Through her luxurious mixed media surfaces of encaustic, resin pigment, and ground marble, Hazlett explores both the scientific and mythic properties of water and its position as a unifying substance.
For Hazlett, form and process are inextricably linked. Through the application of some twenty to thirty layers, Hazlett beautifully manipulates pigment through varying degrees of intensity, texture, and translucence, evoking the physical properties of water. The surfaces undulate, mimicking the flow of tides and of tears.
Accompanying the exhibition is an online catalog available through the Gail Severn Gallery website. Gallery Walk will take place on February 17th from 5-8pm with an artist chat on February 18th at 10am.
Hazlett studied at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. And at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Wash. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and art history from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s degree in business administration from Seattle University. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions at Gail Severn Gallery and The Americans for the Arts Juried Collection Exhibitions, among others.