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Susan Silton

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Though wildly diverse, Susan Silton’s works of the past decade nonetheless share elements of formal experimentation and aesthetic choice, and employ coded imagery and iconography to deliver socially and politically charged messages. Recently, Silton has made a series of works playing on stripes, including a project currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art for which she covered the museum’s exterior in the sorts of striped tarpaulins used on houses undergoing fumigation, and another in which she filled an interior space with found objects unified only by their striped surfaces.

At Solway Jones, Silton displayed five works, all from a 2006–2007 series titled “The Day, The Earth.” These digital photographic prints are derived from stills from cold war–era doomsday-themed movies that revolve around the plights of people faced with impending or recent nuclear devastation or

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