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Susan Amorde: In my Case

For her solo exhibition at LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles based artist Susan Amorde presents an installation of sculptures from her ongoing project which explores the notion of baggage- in all its emotional and physical manifestations. This is best illustrated by the 2014 work, Block and Tackle, 2014, in which Amorde ropes together four vintage suitcases and suspended from the ceiling by a huge pulley and held in place by an anchor. In this work she explores the relationship between floating freely and being tied down. Each suitcase is laden with history and exudes a unique personality. Amorde plays with these tropes, imbuing her works with a sense of nostalgia while simultaneously exploring the more psychological and emotional connotations of baggage.

Los Angeles Art Association presents Susan Amorde "In My Case"

Los Angeles Art Association presents Susan Amorde “In My Case.” The show will run from April 29th through June 2nd. An opening reception will be held on April 29th from 6-9pm.

For her solo exhibition at LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles based artist Susan Amorde presents an installation of sculptures from her ongoing project which explores the notion of baggage- in all its emotional and physical manifestations. This is best illustrated by the 2014 work, Block and Tackle, 2014, in which Amorde ropes together four vintage suitcases and suspended from the ceiling by a huge pulley and held in place by an anchor. In this work she explores the relationship between floating freely and being tied down. Each suitcase is laden with history and exudes a unique personality. Amorde plays with these tropes, imbuing her works with a sense of nostalgia while simultaneously exploring the more psychological and emotional connotations of baggage.

Susan Amorde: Emotional Baggage

We humans have a love/hate relationship with our emotional baggage. We subconsciously carry the warm fuzzy part of it with us because it serves both as a winter coat protecting our raw wounds and most tender emotions, as well as a constant comforting presence that looks over our shoulders asking, “Can this person really be trusted?” After all, our brains are wired to learn from experience, and very often, it is within our best interests to stay away from relationships that mirror unfavorable ones we’ve experienced in the past.

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