Born in Frederick, Maryland, Brea Souders studied art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and currently lives and works in New York City. Souders’ chosen subject matter includes personal effects and specific props that she arranges in pictorial space as a visual analogy for that which is described in her titles. Her works function as experiments—a physical acting out of an abstract concept or layered subject, they balance between the literal and the figurative. Souders often employs a particular palette and light-hearted tone that belies her consideration of weighty and essential topics. Despite Souders’ preference for control over the creation of her images, her intuition is to always honor chance and the unknowable. She says of her work, “Illumination isn’t guaranteed”. Everyone is invited to bring their lunch with them for this mid-day event.
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