David Kaye Gallery » Suzanne Carlsen

Gold
November 26 - December 20, 2015

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Since the dawn of civilization the world’s deep fascination with Gold has created a complicated relationship with the material. Whether used as a sign of power, wealth or strictly as adornment there hasn’t been a single part of the world that has escaped the draw of Gold.

Up until the 1930’s, the power of Gold was still very evident with the strength of a nation’s currency attributed mainly to the amount of Gold reserves it held in its vaults. Gold now is no longer directly connected to money following the death of the Gold Standard. No one will argue that Gold still represents power whether it be in a monetary sense or an ideological one but if it serves no actual function beyond that of adornment or theoretical wealth then what is its actual function and where does its value come from? Gold’s worth has risen substantially since its monetary ties have been cut and the desire to own the precious material is as strong as ever. With few functional or useable properties for science or industry like other metals and if not directly linked to National Currencies then what function does it serve today?

With this work I investigate the question: What resources, either currently or in the future, will determine a nation’s power, strength and wealth like Gold has done? In our ever-advancing world high demand and increasing scarcity, how will a country’s ability to generate, produce and store electric power, food, oil, and water play a role in it’s attempt to quantify its relative global power and wealth that was until recently determined by Gold?

GALLERY

Suzanne Carlsen, Traditional Gold Samplers completed at a two week workshop at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, England in 2014.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #1, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 X 2 X 1 1/4 dia. in.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #1, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 X 2 X 1 1/4 dia. in.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #2, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 1/4 X 2 1/2 X 1 dia. in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #1, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 11/16 X 2 1/2 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #2, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 5/8 dia. in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #3, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 1/8 X 2/1/8 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #4, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 5/8 X 2 9/16 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #5, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 X 1 3/8 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #6, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 1/4 X 1 1/2 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #7, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 X 1 in., SOLD.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #8, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 X 1 3/8 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #9, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 7/16 X 1 7/16 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #10, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 5/8 X 2 15/16 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #10, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1 5/8 X 2 15/16 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #11, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 1/2 X 3 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Farmland Aerial in Gold #12, 2015, brass, stainless steel, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 2 X 2 3/8 in., SOLD.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #3, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 X 3 3/8 in., 1 1/4 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #3, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 X 3 3/8 in., 1 1/4 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #3, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 X 3 3/8 in., 1 1/4 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #3, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 X 3 3/8 in., 1 1/4 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #4, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 x 3 5/8 in., 1 dia., SOLD.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #4, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/4 x 3 5/8 in., 1 dia., SOLD.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #5, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/8 X 3 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #5, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/8 X 3 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #5, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/8 X 3 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #5, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 3/8 X 3 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #6, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #6, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #6, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #6, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in., 1 dia.Suzanne Carlsen, Water in Gold #6, 2015, copper plumbing pipe, brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 in., 1 dia.

Energy Power in Gold- framed works

Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Nuclear, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Nuclear, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Nuclear, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Wind, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 X 2 3/8 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Wind, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 X 2 3/8 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Wind, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 X 2 3/8 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Solar, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/16 X 13/16 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Solar, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/16 X 13/16 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Solar, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 1/16 X 13/16 in., frame: 11 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Oil, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 13/16 dia. in., frame: 14 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Oil, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 13/16 dia. in., frame: 14 X 21 3/4 in.Suzanne Carlsen, Energy Power in Gold- Oil, 2015, drawing on paper, gold plated brass, automotive paint, gold threads, silk, pin: 1 13/16 dia. in., frame: 14 X 21 3/4 in.

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Metal Identities: ten modes of making
ANNE BARROS, SUZANNE CARLSEN, KAI CHAN, ANDREW GOSS, SANDRA NOBLE GOSS, VIVIENNE JONES, PAUL LEATHERS, LOU LYNN, VAN McKENZIE, ANDRÉE WEJSMANN
May 8 - 26, 2013

SUZANNE CARLSEN, Double Meanings: attempting to understand the English language; stainless steel, automotive paint, sterling silver, hand embroidery on silk
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SUZANNE CARLSEN, The Day of Rest
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SUZANNE CARLSEN, Wish Granter
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SUZANNE CARLSEN, What’s up…