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 Hyperallergic   An Artist's Devotion to Exactness   By John Yau January 20, 2018

Hyperallergic
An Artist's Devotion to Exactness
By John Yau
January 20, 2018

The work might first strike one as Minimalist and literal, but it soon sheds those associations and becomes something else, a meditation on time, landscape, and architecture. Like the sculptures, their sensual surfaces bring sight and touch together without favoring either. York’s devotion to exactness does something I did not expect. Walking back and forth in the corridor, turning this way and that...

 THE Magazine   Studio Visit: Susan York   By Chelsea Weathers August, 30, 2017

THE Magazine
Studio Visit: Susan York
By Chelsea Weathers
August, 30, 2017

Susan York’s career has evolved over several decades and, in many ways, constitutes an ongoing investigation into materials, process, and site specificity. For the past several years, York has worked with graphite in two and three dimensions. Often, she will translate her drawings into three dimensions, or vice versa, in order to experience how perceptions of size ...

 Art in America  Susan York , The  Lannan Foundation  By Sarah King December, 8, 2008

Art in America
Susan York, The Lannan Foundation
By Sarah King
December, 8, 2008

At first glance, the seriality and rigor of York's work evoke Minimalist forebears: Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Donald Judd. Yet as Lucy Lippard points out in the exhibition's catalogue essay, York wittily subverts minimalism's commitment to systemic composition and impersonal facture.We learn that the sculptures' perfectly smooth surfaces, which suggest industrial fabrication...

 New York Times Magazine  Flying Geese , Lives Column By Susan York December, 4, 2005

New York Times Magazine
Flying Geese, Lives Column
By Susan York
December, 4, 2005

I first saw the artist Agnes Martin lecture in 1982 in Albuquerque. She said: ‘‘My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.’’ I thought she was speaking directly to me. It took me a year to find the courage to call her. I wrote out a script of what I would say and laid my yellow legal pad with the dialogue printed in blue ink in front of me...

 Image Culture   Susan York   Interview with William Jess Laird January 16, 2018, Episode 1

Image Culture
Susan York
Interview with William Jess Laird
January 16, 2018, Episode 1

York's site-sensitive installations of graphite forms, both sculpted and drawn, engage the existing architecture of a chosen site: a room, a wall, or a piece of paper. Her studies in graphite are a reverent homage to subtlety, with irregularities interrupting otherwise austere geometric forms and producing results that are perhaps more felt than seen. In the exhibition catalogue...

 Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo Art in Review ,   “Susan York: Carbon”  By   Michael Abatemarco February, 12, 2016

Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo
Art in Review“Susan York: Carbon”
By Michael Abatemarco
February, 12, 2016

Susan York: Carbon is a stimulating way to re-experience works by Georgia O’Keeffe in dialogue with a contemporary artist. The context is a new, museum-wide presentation of O’Keeffe’s art — A Great American Artist. A Great American Story — which considers her from multiple perspectives in galleries separated by themes such as Abstract Nature ...

 Lannan Foundation,  Susan York 3 Columns Between Tension and Tranquility  By   Lucy R. Lippard June, 2008

Lannan Foundation, Susan York 3 Columns
Between Tension and Tranquility

By Lucy R. Lippard
June, 2008

Susan York is heir to decades of “post minimalism,” but unlike so many of her peers in earlier and later generations, she has found a way to paradoxically revitalize this ongoing “ism.” I say “paradoxically” because the original Minimalism, at least in theory, heartily disavowed vitality in favor of stasis. York, on the other hand, subtly and studiously makes her ...

 Art in America  Susan York, Klaudia Marr Gallery  By   Sarah King February, 2004

Art in America
Susan York, Klaudia Marr Gallery
By Sarah King
February, 2004

Susan York is a New Mexico-based artist who has been showing small sculptural pieces as well as spare large-scale installations in the Minimalist vein for over 20 years. Her striking body of work and systematic methods—influenced by the Con-structivist and De Stijl movements as well as ancient Greek premises of geometry—adroitly provoke tensions between space and form...

 Adobe Airstream  Susan York at the O’Keeffe Museum  By   Ellen Berkovitch May, 2016

Adobe Airstream
Susan York at the O’Keeffe Museum
By Ellen Berkovitch
May, 2016

Most of the time one doesn’t think of painting as volume, because a volume implies a third dimension. But on touring the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s winter show, Susan York: Carbon (January 21-April 17. 2016), it was easy to submit to a sense of pleasurable dislocation imparted when works of two dimension meet works of three, as in the meeting of O’Keeffe paintings and Susan York’s graphite ...

 Art Forum  Critics Picks: Susan York  By   Blake Gopnik July, 2008

Art Forum
Critics Picks: Susan York
By Blake Gopnik
July, 2008

It might be tempting to write this work off as a late reprise of classic Minimalism, in the mode of John McCracken—that is, as a younger New Mexican artist bowing to a local master. But where McCracken’s Minimalism was largely about visible form and perceptual presence, York’s work is centrally about a concealed materiality. You can’t just look at her columns ...

 THE Magazine  Susan York,   Center of Gravity  By   Arden Reed 2003

THE Magazine
Susan York, Center of Gravity
By Arden Reed
2003

Imagine Ellsworth Kelly’s shapes and colors married to Sol LeWitt’s wooden forms, miniaturize both, and you have some idea of Susan York’s new work. Her show is modest but engaging—nine small wall sculptures, each measuring between three and eight inches, that address issues of proportion, color, repetition, and movement. Each sculpture is composed of...

 Art in America  Susan York: James Kelly Contemporary  By Harmony Hammond March, 2011

Art in America
Susan York: James Kelly Contemporary
By Harmony Hammond
March, 2011

Susan York represents a new generation of minimalist sculptors. While her formal vocabulary of columns, beams and slabs is heavily indebted to such artists as Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, John McCracken, Ronald Bladen and Richard Serra, her choice of graphite as a material (cast solid, kiln-fired, shaped into irregular geometric forms with saws and files, then hand-polished) ...

 Sculpture Magazine  Eliminating Subject and Object  By   Jan Riley July, 2008

Sculpture Magazine
Eliminating Subject and Object
By Jan Riley
July, 2008

York’s pieces are made powerful by the control that she exercises over them. Viewing her work, it is clear that you are in the presence of something to be taken seriously, as small or as simple as it appears to be. One of York’s graphite cubes mounted to the wall (even one as small as four by four inches) has a preternatural pull, almost like a specific ...

 THE Magazine  New Graphite Sculpture and  Drawings  By   Richard Tobin 2010

THE Magazine
New Graphite Sculpture and  Drawings
By Richard Tobin
2010

A strict constructionist view of the legacy of Minimalist art might find York's solid graphite objects to be antithetic to Minimalist principles. York's graphite modules operate apart from any grid. Their willful placement, ending inches from the floor or wedged high up on a gallery wall, are unabashedly illusive and expressive. While somehow they achieve the kind of literal ...