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Susan Leopold Mixed‑Up Worlds


  • Archive Exhibitions, Archived Education, Exhibition

  • February 13–September 7, 2003
  • Free
  • Kidspace

Susan Leopold: Mixed-Up Worlds featured eleven mixed-media works that showed us unusual views of familiar places. With sculptures comprised of mirrors, photographs, and angled walls, Leopold broke apart images of bathrooms, motel units, and school hallways, and reorganized their elements to create optical illusions and mazes. She presented tiny versions of architectural spaces in peephole boxes that further altered perspective. And, in photo collages layered with semi-transparent paper and pencil drawings, Leopold changed spaces from the familiar to the unfamiliar by blurring and distorting images.

Susan Leopold: Mixed-Up Worlds provided the opportunity for children and families to view and discuss the artwork, share their memories, play, and make art together. A gallery guide with activities for adults to complete with their children while viewing some of Leopold’s sculptures was available. The exhibition also included a resource area where visitors could read books to further examine themes in the exhibition. New York-based Leopold was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1960. She received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from New York’s School of Visual Arts and a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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