Su Knoll Horty

Su Knoll Horty
Last Name: Horty
First Name: Su Knoll
Country: United States
City: Wilmington
Art Form: Painting
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Moving beyond the stain to a more fluid style of painting is what’s on Su Knoll Horty’s mind these days. The paint stain is still there during the inception of a painting, but it is more of a building block than a final presentation of schematic color. Gone too, for the moment, are the straight edges. Su is exploring fluidity, in all its measures: organic form, undulating movement, saturated ‘liquid’ color, and stylized gestural marks. It’s through fluidity that she finds color to be most expressive. The challenges of creating visual depth through vibrant color, along with subtle and not so subtle shifts in tone are the things exciting Su now in the studio, “The depth and unexpected form that comes from working with intense color is giving me great satisfaction and leading me into intriguing discoveries.”
Color relationships are still important to Su, as are tonal variations. With highly saturated pigments, building form through variation in tone is possible in new ways and presents a deeper ambiguity of space in the work. This ambiguity allows viewers to find what they will in the paintings. This is important for Su because she wants her viewers to find something they relate to in her work, making each viewing experience unique.
Su’s latest works offer an intriguing spectacle of color and form, which she calls ‘Color Pops’.


Color. Form. Space. Once only childish playmates, this tempestuous trio has become a passion for Su Knoll Horty as she fulfills her lifelong dream to be a painter. Her love of bold colors and abstracted space has been inspired by the work of Nicolas de Staël, Josef Albers, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. Exploring the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the intense colors in her painting. She is also fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors, along with the visual complexity that can be achieved through the combination of organic and geometric shapes. That’s passion. Once you’re in its Jack Russell grip, there’s no shaking it off – no matter where life takes you.
In 2012, Su completed the CE Core Curriculum Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and received two Honorable Mention awards for her entries in the Absolutely Abstract shows, in 2012 and 2013. More recently, in 2016, Su was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Artavita Online. Su exhibits regularly and has exhibited in several solo and group shows. Her work is in public and in numerous private collections in the U.S.A. and Mexico.
Su Knoll Horty is represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. Su also shows at Hardcastle Gallery in Centreville, DE on occasion.


Color Pops Series
Color Pops Series

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Fyer , Fyer!
Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, United States
SIREN Baroque kicks off its third season with Fyer, Fyer!, the first of four concerts exploring the ancient elements, in a special collaboration with the innovative baroque dancers Laura Careless and Marisol Cabrera. The program features blazingly passionate works by Morley, Monteverdi, Rebel, Scarlatti, and Handel, all of which use fire as a metaphor for nature’s wrath, spiritual zeal, lustful ardor, or the terrors of hell. With SIREN Baroque’s “impassioned performances” (Early Music America) accompanied by strikingly seductive choreography, it promises to be an evening to ignite the senses.
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