– Susan Jacobs –

By Winter 2010

Unlike an artist who might present objects to encase artistic truths, Jacobs is not particularly concerned with conclusions. She sees her work as a series of exercises in problem-solving and resourcefulness that inevitably develop their own sense of logic. This approach has led her to work in a plethora of mediums incorporating architecture, sculpture, installation, works on paper, video and photography. The sum of her work adds up to a common line of inquiry rather than a signature aesthetic. – Marni Williams

Susan Jacobs, Side effect, 2008; charcoal, lead, wood, epoxy adhesive, graphite, dimensions variable; installation view, The Narrows, Melbourne; courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout, Melbourne; photograph Jonathan Doncovio