KDH ART SCENE: 'THE GOOD LIFE SERIES' BY SUSAN CUSHING: Exhibition Opens Sept. 22 at 4 North Main Gallery!




4 NORTH MAIN GALLERY hosts SUSAN CUSHING Exhibition Opening Night Reception September 22nd!


The Good Life series“, a fine art exhibition featuring the recent paintings of Susan Cushing, runs September 2lst-23rd at the 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton, New York with an opening reception on Saturday, September 22~ from 5 to 8 pm.


The series is a highly stylized exhibit of narrative landscapes reminiscent of the lifestyle photographs of Slim Aarons and the post-modern environmental style of Alex Katz and David Hockney. Susan’s paintings are evocative of the world of casual elegance as she beautifully captures the colors and themes of summer on canvas. The venues, the dress, the postures, the ease of living bring you back to a gilded glamour, that of a charmed life.





While these snapshots of life – garden parties, beachscapes, croquet matches and poolside scenes — are pleasing to look at, each one is composed of reflections and shadows, light and dark spaces, that are also a metaphor of life: You can’t have the bright light without the shadows.



“My philosophy of painting is to bridge classical technique with modern themes, capturing moments of reflection in all their beauty and idealized form,” Susan shares.


“Turning up the volume on color, and using shadow and reflection to create abstract shapes within real settings is what interests me. I love to play with the strong light at the beginning and end of the day to create extreme patterns — allowing the abstract shapes to shine through as the main subject of the paintings. The colors are saturated. The value is turned way up. The richness of color portrays the rich textures of life. ”



“The beauty I see and experience around me is what I strive to capture on the canvas. Instead of being dark and brooding, I choose to bring light and levity and focus on happy times.”




Location: 4 North Main Gallery
4 North Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968

Gallery Hours: September 21st – 23rd
Friday 1-5 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sunday 1-5 p.m.