Grossman's solo show features recent works that make use of a minimal palette of black, white, and gray, punctuated by the occasional primary color. Her drawings recall classic film noir while her expansive landscapes combine billowy Turner-like clouds and twisting roadways with Hopper-esque solitude.
Grossman finds compelling subjects and locations by crisscrossing the city and taking numerous photographs. Once in the studio, Grossman, like William Kentridge, begins to draw and then obsessively shifts her narrative world away from her sources. She re-positions buildings and vehicles while adding and subtracting characters to achieve the final cut. The physicality of her process is crucial to achieve the “just happened” feel of her work.
Susan Grossman work can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States. Her art has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions in New York City and around the United States.