Series of drawings and site-specific installations
2011 - 2013
Water is necessity for our life, but also treated as commodity that has been exploited. Our water has been over-consumed, drained and contaminatedthus poisoning our bodies and environmentsand were facing the shortage of water in the near future. My concern for the environmental degradation, especially the water, inspires this body of work.
"Elegantly drawn, meticulously rendered, and beautifully conceived, Suzukis work seduces, titillates, and provokes. At first glance, lush flora and flowing water abound, but get up close, and youll be instantly drawn into hybrid worlds filled with intestines, medical instruments, discarded technology, and detritus of all kinds. These ecosystems would seem other-worldly, if they werent so familiar. Just as with the planets actual contaminate landscapes Suzukis worlds are simultaneously both luscious and lost, both gorgeous and ghastly. Her drawings offer a commentary on the complexity of our times and on the contradictions inherent in something as simple and life-sustaining as water. Suzukis work has all the qualities that make for great art: substantive content, flawless craftsmanship, and exquisite beauty."Michele LHeureuxGallery DirectorWheaton College Art Gallery
See the exhibit catalog
at Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University.