SUZANNE CAPORAEL

Enough is Plenty

17 October - 23 November 2013

014 (like the wisdom of Smith, 1), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 x 5 inches, 17.8 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21077
015 (like the wisdom of Smith, 2), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 3/8 x 5 inches, 18.7 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21078
016 (like the wisdom of Smith, 3), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches, 19.1 x 11.7 cm, A/Y#21079
017 (like the wisdom of Smith, 4), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 19.1 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21080
018 (like the wisdom of Smith, 5), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 3/8 x 5 inches, 18.7 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21081
019 (like the wisdom of Smith, 6), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches, 19.1 x 12.4 cm, A/Y#21082
021 (like your wandering eye), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 19.1 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21084
023 (like Wednesday), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 5/8 x 5 inches, 19.4 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21086
024 (like talking out loud), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 19.1 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21087
025 (like boxing), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches, 19.4 x 14.9 cm, A/Y#21088
026 (like secret resistance), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches, 19.4 x 14.6 cm, A/Y#21089
027 (like leaving on Sunday), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 x 5 inches, 17.8 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21090
028 (like calculus), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 5/8 x 5 inches, 19.4 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21091
033 (like a familiar shadow), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 19.1 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21096
035 (like arson), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 5/8 x 5 inches, 19.4 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21098
036 (like your twin's rival), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 x 4 3/4 inches, 17.8 x 12.1 cm, A/Y#21099
037 (like a fugitive Italian), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches, 18.7 x 13 cm, A/Y#21100
039 (like being coaxed outside after dark), 2012-13, NYT newsprint collage, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 19.1 x 12.7 cm, A/Y#21102
001 (like patrimony), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21107
002 (like Carl), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21108
004 (like being Linda Lovelace), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21110
007 (like my daughter), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21113
008 (like killing pain with whiskey), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21114
009 (like a Yankee lawyer), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21115
011 (like passing through Phoenix), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21117
012 (like things changing quickly), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21118
014 (like a mid-morning pause), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21120
015 (like the lady in North Belgrade), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21122
017 (like a rough estimate), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21124
018 (like going AWOL), 2012-13, Oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm, A/Y#21125

Press Release

NEW YORK, NEW YORK –  AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE is pleased to present a group of works by Suzanne Caporael, Enough is Plenty. These studies, small paintings and collages, are representative of Caporael’s continued interest in the integration of visual cues – shape, color, contrast – as the prerequisite of perception. The content of individual works ranges from a single visual cue to a multiplicity of cues.

Philosopher Alva Noë, in his preface to his book Action in Perception writes, “... perception is, I argue, a kind of thoughtful activity.” Caporael concurs, and through her work provides the impetus, while encouraging the viewer to take up the beholder’s share.

SUZANNE CAPORAEL was born in New York in 1949. The artist’s work derives from close observation of the natural world and the attempts, scientific and cultural, to define and control it. Observation coupled with research has resulted in groups of works related to trees, chemical elements, water, ice, time, and place memory. Her current area of interest is the hierarchy of perception – the way in which the brain processes visual cues to construct a reality.

The artist earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. She had her first show at thirty-five, when then director Paul Schimmel debuted her work at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art). She was awarded a National Endowment Grant in Painting in 1986, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2009, she was a guest artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Her work is represented in many major museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, among others.

The artist lives and works in Bangall, New York, with her husband, novelist Bruce Murkoff.