Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"White Liberal Hustler's Art Studio Is Now A Luxury Condo"

New sculpture exhibited in tART@Flatbush Library Exhibition

"White Liberal Hustler's Art Studio Is Now A Luxury Condo" by Suzanne Broughel, 2013
Materials: Wooden crate, bleached African fabric, Ikea window blind, file folder, Rives paper, fingerprint ink, wall paint, shoelaces.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Emancipation Exhibition at D.C. Arts Center

Curated by Esther Iverem
Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
I am exhibiting two new works in this goup show.
Exhibition info here .

"The Truth Will Set You Free" by Suzanne Broughel, 2013
Materials: makeup and white-out on paper
Dimensions: 16.5" x 11.75"

"Free Your Mind And The Rest Will Follow", 2013
Materials: paper, board, white-out, shoelaces
Dimensions: 24"x14.5"x1.5"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Curate NYC Top 150

Honored to be voted among the Top 150 in Curate NYC 2013 

Curate NYC Judges

Regine Basha, Independent Curator

Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator
The Studio Museum in Harlem

Lisa Kim, Cultural Affairs Director
Two Trees Management

Jeffrey Leder,
Owner Jeffrey Leder Gallery

Melissa McCaig-Welles, Curator & CEO
Melissa McCaig-Welles

Misha McGlown, Program Director/Curator
The LeRoy Neiman Art Center

Charlotte Mouquin, Director Rush Galleries

Paz Tanjuaquio, Co-Founding Director

Dexter Wimberly, Independent Curator

"White Music Month" by Suzanne Broughel

"White Music Month" by Suzanne Broughel
Materials: File folder, fingerprint ink.
11.75" x 19"

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Solo Show in Puerto Rico

Glittering self-tanning lotions, “nude” stockings, white-out, cotton twine – mundane materials from everyday life are what New York artist Suzanne Broughel uses to make works that question post-racial fantasies and colorblind dreams.

“Bleach Bronzed is Broughel’s first solo show at TPP and Puerto Rico in which she presents a series of small sculptures and works on paper that transform ordinary consumer items into reflections of our present moment: post Civil Rights, with the first Black U.S. President, yet still lacking the true equality striven for in the social movements of the 1960’s and 70’s.  Using materials found in the aisles of office supply outlets, dollar stores, and health and beauty chains, her references range from the free-flowing cultural appropriation of “hippie” and “New Age” styles to the stark cultural erasure inherent in gentrification.  Read more

"White Liberal Hustler Trusts the Statistics", 2013.
Skin bronzers, make-up, fingerprint ink on paper.  8.5" x 11"

"White Liberal Hustler Watching the National Geographic Channel",  2013.
Make-up, Wite-out, and fingerprint ink on paper.
8.5" x 11"

"I Don't See Color, #1", 2013
Make-up and Wite-out on paper.
16.5" x 11.5"

"White Liberal Hustler Loves Exotic Locales", 2013.
Skin bronzers and fingerprint ink on folded paper.
8.5" x 11"
Each work on paper comes with a "palette card".

Monday, May 6, 2013

Memphis Social: an apexart franchise exhibition

I have work in "Memphis Social: an apexart franchise exhibition" curated by Tom McGlynn for Beautiful Fields: Projects.

My work is in the following two venues: 

The Hyde Gallery - Artists at this site include: Merry Alpern, Doug Ashford, Joshua Azzarella, Alex Dipple, Michele Doll, William Eggleston, Mitch Epstein, Dwayne Butcher, Joe Fyfe, Stewart Home, Earnestine Jenkins, Anthony Lee, Christopher Miner, Quimetta Perle, Mike Cockrill, Andrew Castrucci, Alexandra Rojas, Suzanne Broughel, Lester Merriweather, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Tracey Moffatt, Greely Myatt, William Pope L., Aviva Rahmani, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Tim Rollins and KOS, Kara Rooney, Nancy Spero, Melvin Way, Aaron Williams

115 Union Avenue: The Bullet Space Collective
Including: Andrew Castrucci, Alexandra Rojas, David Hammons, Anton van Dalen, Quimetta Perle, Suzanne Broughel, Walter Sipser, Richard Kern, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Will Boone, Gunars Prande, Mike Cockrill, Melvin Way, Scott Lawrence, Ryo Arita, Paul Castrucci, Jose Camacho, Brigitte Engler

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fountain Art Fair with the tART Collective

Two of my works on paper, from my "White Liberal Hustler" Series"

Pictured Top:
"White Liberal Hustler on Vacation"
Skin bronzer and fingerprint ink on folded paper.
8.5" x 11"

Pictured Bottom: 
"White Liberal Hustler Waiting On Line To Buy Tickets"
Skin bronzer, fingerprint ink, and makeup on folded paper. 8.5" x 11"

Friday, February 1, 2013

White Artists on White Privilege (Suzanne Broughel, Elizabeth Sturges Llerena, and Rory Golden)

Excerpt from HYCIDE Magazine: The Art Issue


words by David J. Leonard

“The election of Barack Obama led to predictions of a new racial tomorrow.  Longing to fulfill the dreams of the Civil Rights Movement, many speculated about America’s continued racial progress, wondering if 2008 would be the start of a post-racial epoch in the U.S.  While they expressed hope for a world where race no longer determines opportunities, fantasies of a raceless America often reflect a desire to stop talking about race.

But a group of scholars, activists, and artists viewed the 2008 election not as a moment for celebration but a time for conversation and confrontation.  In an art world long defined by Whiteness, these EuroAmerican artists tackle the issue of White privilege and White supremacy.  Seizing upon the complacency and satisfaction surrounding the election of America’s first Black president to challenge widespread denial, these artists continue to critically challenge society’s refusal and reluctance to talk about race……

Suzanne Broughel uses art to launch uncomfortable conversations about race, exploring how it can dismantle long-held assumptions when viewers have their guards down.

Whiteness within an American landscape functions as the normal, as the invisible, as the point of comparison.  Broughel not only highlights the realities of racism past and present, but also invites White viewers to see themselves and confront the privileges of Whiteness….”

Read the entire article or purchase a copy of the magazine at this link.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hycide Magazine: The Art Issue - Guest Editor Shantrelle P. Lewis (Featuring Suzanne Broughel)

Honored to have my work included in Hycide Magazine: The Art Issue.  The guest editor is curator Shantrelle P. Lewis.  I was interviewed by Dr. David J. Leonard for the article, in which we discussed my artwork in the context of white artists addressing white privilege.

Akintola Hanif is the founder and editor-in-chief of Hycide Magazine, Carrie Stetler is managing editor, and Jamel Shabazz is the creative director.  Contributing writer Michael A. Gonzales wrote a piece about Romare Bearden.  There is also an essay by Greg Tate on Afro-Futurism.  Read the article and order a magazine here.