Free artist lecture by Susan Lenz of 'Personal Grounds'

Image by Susan Lenz

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents 'Personal Grounds,' a solo exhibition by installation and fiber artist Susan Lenz, at The City Gallery at Waterfront Park.

This Saturday, October 2nd, the public is invited to an artist lecture at 2 p.m.  This is a lead visual arts exhibition for the annual MOJA Arts Festival.

The mixed media installation features 48 free-motion machine embroidered chiffon banners in the soaring two-story central space and a series of over 100 portraits depicting every day people and the decisions they’ve made.  Included in the exhibit are works entitled, Atheist, Living with HIV, Overcoming Domestic Abuse, Argentine Tango Dancer, Nudist, and Hitch Hiker.   The portraits are photo transfers on tea-stained muslin with hand stitching.  Several mixed media works are also on display. 

The artist’s statement for this exhibition is short and to the point: "Personal Grounds is a location in life. It is the place in which one exists as a result of doors opened, keys turned, and decisions made."

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park is located at 34 Prioleau Street.