Susan Weinreich previewed a selection of currently available work at: ART Santa Fe, July 7 - 10, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM. Please visit the Inquiries web page and fill in the contact form to be added to a mailing list and receive notifications of exhibitions, gallery events and other exhibitions.
Susan Weinreich's artwork is in the collection of numerous individuals, public and private, including the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR, the World Corporate headquarters of Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, IN, and in the Four Winds Hospital, in Katonah, NY.
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“Art is the noblest way to make a seeming tragedy into the occasion of triumph. Susan Weinreich’s drawings and paintings have that redemptive quality: they reach unabashedly into darkness and thrust into shattering clarity, telling the story of their sometimes tortured inspiration from a hard-earned place of safety. Because Weinreich’s distinctive artistic style reaches toward affirmation, her work often alludes to joy, but it is never euphemistic. These brave pictures, suffused with intimacy, elaborate her unstinting gaze at both the smoothness of the world’s surfaces and the jagged turmoil of the human mind.
Susan Weinreich is remarkable for the art she has made in sickness and in health, for the profound emergence from schizophrenia she has achieved, and for the intense self-awareness that has marked her recovery. She has said that the schizophrenia gave her momentum, that the fact of so many years lost to psychosis compels her forward. The immediacy and evident passion of her work reflect the lost time when she had no real voice; the imagination evident in the work owes much to the time when the imagined world and the real one had such porous boundaries."
Andrew Solomon, PhD, author, writer, lecturer
“The first thing you notice about the drawings is their spontaneity and eye-popping intensity. Messy, dark, and strange, they seem totally unencumbered by conscious thought or feeling. It is as if the artist was channeling energy directly onto paper. They really are wonderfully free and expressive…….Ms. Weinreich, curiously enough, never intended to include these drawings in the show. She came across them by accident while rummaging through some old drawings in her studio with a friend. Struck by their energy, she decided to exhibit a handful. It was a wise decision, for here they shine brightest.”
Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, January 16, 2005
“Medieval alchemists sought personal transformation through the injection of spirit into matter. The soul’s struggle was externalized in the physical transmutation of lead, a poisonous substance symbolizing the human shadow, into gold, the royal treasure. Alchemists risked their sanity and their lives in this elusive search for spiritual transcendence. The time is ripe for a new dialectic regarding the erotic, and the art of Susan Weinreich is a revelation to a new order in which genders are equal, and a new archetype, the Hieros Gamos, or sacred marriage, replaces the struggle between the opposites. ”
L.P. Streitfeld, The Advocate & Greenwich Time, December 26, 2004
“I have known Ms. Weinreich for almost twenty years. I know her as a person, as a teacher, and as an artist. On all accounts, she is quite extraordinary. One of her works hangs in my office at Columbia as a reminder to me, to my patients and to my students that there is strength below the surface, and our goal is to let it come forth. I also should tell you that the reason her picture hangs in my office is that I think it is a terrific piece of art. I wish I owned many more, for I have seen many of Susan’s works and hold them in the highest esteem.
Whether it be pastels, oils, drawings or woodcuts, I find much said in them, and that they are beautiful to the eye. In searching for a way to describe her work, I find it thoughtfully beautiful. She has an extraordinary ability to communicate deeply and inspirationally. Her words, like her art, convey the struggles of a sensitive artist whose perceptions and emotions range outside the boundaries of normal experience.”
Ronald O. Rieder, M.D. Vice Chairman for Education, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University,College of Physicians & Surgeons April 4, 2002
“I first encountered Susan (and her work) at a little, artist-run co-operative Ward-Nasse Gallery in the SoHo district of New York City. I was strolling down Prince Street after a stunning dinner at Raoul’s (!) restaurant, and glimpsed something out of the corner of my eye, drawing me into the gallery. Coming face to face with a couple of her large pastel portraits, I was struck immediately by Susan’s sense of color (a quality she has in common with my hands-down, bar-none favorite contemporary painter, David Hockney) and her amazing personal approach to the much neglected medium of pastel. Ms. Weinreich turned out to be as fascinating as her work….. All her work seems to me to have an erotic or sensual edge. Her feelings about her own body and its various parts are clearly reflected in her work. Susan says that everything she does, from the portraits to the abstract works, derives basically from the forms and movement of the human figure, which she finds endlessly exciting in all its various dynamic and sexual manifestations.”
Paul Bartel, Writer/Director/Actor for Provocateur Magazine, Los Angeles, California, February 1996