Episode 7: Susan Collis
Welcome to Art Cast, a new podcast presented by Matt Gee, artist… and Subject Leader for Fine Art at Morley College. The decision to do this podcast was inspired by photographs taken from the Polio outbreak in the 1940s where students were being remotely taught by radio. This podcast will be a series of informal discussions with artists about their work, lifestyle and how they have adapted during the current crisis we live in. The aim is to disseminate material for students by limiting screen time and providing a feed of information for when they are taking a break from the screen.
My seventh guest is Susan Collis, who is an alumni of Kensington and Chelsea College, which is now known as the Chelsea Centre, as part of Morley College. Susan studied under Peter Stanley.
Susan creates extremely carefully crafted objects. These objects consist of a wide range of valuable and seductive materials. They tend to imitate the mundane and everyday spillages, drips, stained overalls, paint splattered tools, and are executed to incredibly precision. The works are based on themes of craft, labour, value, the art gallery context, and the everyday.