Susan West exhibition begins Thursday

A new exhibition from artist and Wylie High School teacher Susan West opens this Thursday at the Plano Collin College campus art gallery. “From Her Perspective” focuses on the social and cultural restrictions placed on women and their ability to overcome them.

West said it was important for her to construct each of her works from materials with inherent meaning. She often repurposes items or uses objects that she finds.  Her work is inspired by other feminist artists including Mimi Smith, Shirin Neshat, Iris van Herpen and Zoe Buckman, as well as the literature of Linda Nochlin. She says that this latest exhibition is intended to “wake the individual conscience of the viewer to produce social change that empowers and celebrates women.”

“From Her Perspective” will run from Aug. 11 through 25.  An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Plano Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway. Gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information visit collin.edu/theartsgallery.

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