About a year ago I discovered the work of Gail Samuelson and Karen “KZ” Zusman while doing a deep dive on the website A Yellow Rose Project, a project curated by Meg Griffith and Frances Jakubek celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage.
Gail works almost entirely in color and KZ in black and white. Despite different sensibilities in the work I felt a kinship between the two artists and decided I wanted to show their work together. After camping on both of their websites for quite some time I couldn’t get Gail’s Passing Through Series out of my head and I fell in love with KZ’s work from Cuba and then subsequently her Super Power of Me series. Gail’s Light House series insinuated itself into the party as well. Passage seemed an apt metaphor and through line for both artists’ work. — Frank Konhaus
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