Featured works by: Susan Bennerstrom  American - Pacific Northwest (1949 -     )  

"Since the early 1980’s my main theme has been the exploration and depiction of light. I began with landscape as a foil. Gradually, buildings started to enter the compositions, at first far away and tiny, then closer and larger, until the buildings became the main focus and the landscape shrank. Finally, I concentrated on details of the buildings and the objects within them. Always, however, the structures and objects are stage sets for light with its transformative power and ability to affect emotions. I rarely put figures in my paintings, as I find that they tend to take over; I prefer to let light and shadow imply the narrative and carry the emotional weight. In addition to the dearth of human figures, I also choose to paint quite ordinary scenes, and for the same reason: by focusing on the easily ignorable architectural detail, washbasin, household appliance, piece of furniture, or houseplant, I like to explore how a fall of light can turn a humble item into something poignant and worthy of lasting attention."

Excerpt from Artist Statement

Susan Bennerstrom : The View From Here at Davidson Galleries

Susan Bennerstrom (1949 -     )

The View From Here

Medium: Resin grave and Color Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : of 80
Signature: Signed
Size: 12 x 11 inches
Price: $425.00

Susan Bennerstrom : Tilted Field at Davidson Galleries

Susan Bennerstrom (1949 -     )

Tilted Field

Medium: Etching, aquatint, relief roll
Year: 1997
Edition : of 40
Signature: Signed
Size: 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Susan Bennerstrom : Sammamish Slough (diptych) at Davidson Galleries

Susan Bennerstrom (b. 1949)

Sammamish Slough (diptych)

Medium: pastel on paper
Year: 1988
Size: 30 1/2 x 25 inches (each)
Description: Framed
Price: $6500.00
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Susan Bennerstrom : Bridge at Davidson Galleries

Susan Bennerstrom (b. 1949)

Bridge

Medium: color etching on Rives
Year: 1994
Edition : of 75
Signature: signed in pencil
Printer: Elizabeth Trapper (blindstamp bottom right)
Size: 12 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 51220c
Price: $350.00

Susan Bennerstrom : Octagonal Tower at Davidson Galleries

Susan Bennerstrom (1949 -     )

Octagonal Tower

Medium: Chalk pastel
Year: 1989
Size: 26.5 x 33.38 inches
Description: Framed
Stock Number: 49117c
Price: $4200.00
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