Using drawing, painting, video, projection, documentation and collaboration, my work attempts a manifestation of the liminal, transitory qualities of attention and mediation. My intent is to generate direct, physical encounters with a landscape on the threshold of perception, a place on the edge of change and the act of paying attention to attention in the age of manic-mediation.
Susan Main's multi-disciplinary work explores individual and social contracts between space, time, and attention, pairing the unmediated event with tools that attempt to measure, define, locate and orient. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Main received an MFA in Painting from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MFA in Interactive Media and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In addition to an active studio practice, Main is a curator, educator, and founder of Cultivate - an evolving collection of interdisciplinary artists, writers, and researchers driven by investigations of landscape, place, and the commons.