Susanne Kerr
Susanne Kerr is a New Zealand-based artist who has had a successful and extensive exhibition record since 2003. As a painter Susanne Kerr creates distinctive works that examine social connection, the interdependence of life and the environment and other critical issues of our time.

Though aesthetically influenced by historical visual culture, Kerr’s works are observations of 21st century human behaviour, often using female protagonists to create complex narratives. Using imagery inspired by lived experience and personal engagements, Kerr endeavours to unravel the subtlety of complex human interactions.

Gallerysmith, based in Melbourne, Australia, has been recognised name in the visual arts for over 15 years. Since 2008, the gallery has developed a strong reputation for showcasing emerging and established artists who work with artistic integrity and conceptual rigour. The growing stable of artists come from diverse backgrounds within the Australasian region.

Gallerysmith is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Susanne Kerr. Kerr's works examine human behaviour and present visual allegories of engagement and intent. By teasing out the problematic correlation between human endeavour and the scars left on nature, Kerr seeks to make sense of her own dis-ease about the future of humanity. Ribbon forms which wrap elements of nature and bind figures provide visual metaphors for power, control, and internal conflict. Arresting, unsettling, but ultimately beautiful, these works bridge the gap between seeing and feeling.