In the presence of Bryan's work, one feels like a wanderer who has just stopped to consider his surroundings. These aren’t just scenes—they are moments.
Read the full article written by Carrie Haddad Gallery at Artsy.net
'DRAWN’, A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Manifest Gallery, 2014
‘‘I found it hard not to be particularly drawn to works that shed some light on what drawing could and could not do. Sue Bryan’s “The Garden of the Golden Apples” (2013) had the look of a timeless 19th century landscape, mixing the mysterious and the mundane. Despite the title, there is a weediness and run-down quality to everything we see, and a sense that this garden’s well-tended days are long past. The trees are bare and a handful of birds are wheeling—or being wheeled—through a bleak and windy sky. In the foreground are a few bright spots—presumably the golden apples—scattered and awaiting discovery in the grass. I loved the way Bryan used the mark of her pencil, putting together a landscape marked by highly linear forms with hardly a line to be found: everything was shape and shadow, made by an endlessly unraveling thread of marks.”
From a review by Jonathan Kamholtz of ‘DRAWN’, published in AEQAI, 2014