Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Reflections: Paintings by Susan Tammany

Paintings by Susan Tammany are on exhibit this month at Druids,
736 Tenth Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets), in New York.

The recent works, which are oil on canvas and pastel on paper, are mostly portraits of women. Each sitter happens to be an artist of some kind (dancer, photographer, etc.), and each is situated in her own stage-set of an environment--complete with dramatic lighting, lush fabrics, and glowing jewel-tone color. These portraits are not as much about likeness as they are about the sitter as the star of her own personal drama. Which makes perfect sense since Tammany is both a painter and a playwright. Her plays, not coincidentally, are about the drama of creative women, most notably, a trio of plays, each one about a different female poet in history.

There is a reception tomorrow night, Wednesday, at 7:00. If you are in town, please stop by and meet the artist.

REFLECTIONS: An Exhibition of Paintings by Susan Tammany

736 Tenth Avenue (between 50 & 51Streets)
New York City

June 29 - July 31, 2010



  1. Oh how I do wish I lived in New York - Susan's work is terrific and not to be missed.
    Love the title of this blog - in the UK it is "All My Eye and Peggy Martin", a dismissive phrase my mother and her family, all long dead now, used to use to describe any sort of flim-flam whose veracity is dubious.

  2. Thanks Chris, so glad you like 'All My Eyes'--we don't have the expression here at all but a friend of mine knew it and I liked it as a title. I was only familiar with "and Betty Martin". I just looked it up and it seems to be regional, with "Peggy" as a northern version.



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