About The Work
Plastikos series, Untitled 1, 2002
In today's world, life without plastics is incomprehensible. Plastics have become an integral part of our homes and everyday lives. In this series, I chose to take a close look at the transparent outer skins that are used to protect and contain, as well as, reveal and display, consumer goods. I removed the objects these plastic packages once contained and rendered these functional three-dimensional items into two-dimensional digital drawings. That which we normally overlook or discard is memorialized through photography and made into a precious object that demands attention. These photograms invite viewers to engage and examine the outlines of the form from afar as well as discover the imperfections and unclean surfaces of plastic from up close.
Untitled 1 from the Plastikos series, is part of Susana Reisman's contribution to AbC's TRASH anthology.
About the Print
These editions, supervised by the artist, are printed with archival pigment inks on a satin Fine Art paper. The ink and paper combination have a display permanence rating of 150+ years. All our prints are made with the greatest attention to quality and a concern for permanence.
About the Artist
Susana Reisman received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College (Boston, MA) in 1999 and an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York) in 2005. After teaching photography for a number of years, Susana now dedicates her time to making art and running Circuit Gallery. She lives and works in Toronto.
Her work has been exhibited in Venezuela, across the United States and in Canada, and is in both private and public collections, the latter including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, in New York state. An internationally exhibiting artist, she is represented by Peak Gallery (Toronto) and Spazio Zero Gallery (Caracas).