Back to the Drawing Board at Mills Gallery
By Cate McQuaid October 7, 2009
Suzanne Schireson, Pig Roast on the Hill, 24" x 80 ", charcoal and gouache on paper, 2009
"The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts has mounted “Drawings That Work: 21st Drawing Show’’; the first such show was staged in 1979... The best pieces here are those that are a pleasure to look at, and although they may be sketchy, you can see the artists’ intelligence at work.
That’s true in Suzanne Schireson’s “Pig Roast on the Hill,’’ a dynamic gouache-and-charcoal rendering of a picnic. Schireson’s forms are quickly drawn, her colors swiftly blotted on. She plots out composition and tonal shifts, and the drawing pulses with energy as everything begins to coalesce."