Detail image of Susan Smith Tree's sculpture in front of a black background

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, the Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of an exhibition featuring the work of Susan Smith Trees.

The artist will be present during the event.

Registration is required. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Time slots to view the exhibitions are 12:00pm - 1:00pm; 1:15pm - 2:15pm; 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Registration is required, as a limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.

The safety and security of gallery staff and visitors is essential.

  • ALL visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member.
  • Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.


Second Floor Atrium Gallery

Susan Smith Trees is a sculptor who has exhibited throughout the United States for the past 25 years.  She has created installations, wall reliefs and floor works in addition to pen and ink and oil drawings.  Manipulation of materials are her touchstone to experimentation and the unknown.  Hovering between figuration and abstraction, she weaves a primitive nature of form and shape into a conversation about the inanimate object versus life force.  Moving from the tangible to the psychological, her work reveals the duplicity of what is familiar and what is hidden.   Trees's career has involved working in multiple materials including thermoplastic, polyurethane expandable foam, cast bronze and resin. She peels away, stretches and tears materials to create forms of rippled masses. Her molds are wrapped over rocks, marred with crevices and kneaded into organic components.

Trees has won numerous awards including the Artists Program Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and commissions from the Open Lands Association of Lake Forest, IL.  She has been represented by Gallery H in Three Oaks, Michigan and her works have appeared in "Calculated Leap" by Teresa Devine, "Sculpture Invasion 2015 published by the Koehnline Museum of Art, and "Strong Exhibits for a February Spring" the Paul Klein Art Letter. She is affiliated with the International Sculpture Center, the Chicago Artists Coalition, Arts Alliance Illinois, Dialogue Chicago and Woman Made Gallery.  Her sculptures and drawings are included in private collections throughout the Unites States. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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