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“Faint like apparitions, incisive like the marks of art through the centuries, enigmatic like a whisper, the works of Susan Weller reveal themselves to us … in an exhibit aptly titled “The Silence of Memory.” …Made with architecture and with words, with lyricism and with conscientiousness, [these works are] archaeological containers of collective memory.”

-Vera Meneguzzo, L’Arena, Verona, Italy, May 4, 2008
(translated from the Italian)

“The work [Weller] has created and the look at history have given me the elements to explore her visual language that easily opens the door to anyone with a minimum interest to enter it; because it is a sensual and physical language, that loves to be caressed by the eyes, where the hand wants to reach out and to touch, as happens more often with sculpture. It is a material language, but without exaggerations, silent and calm like some of the works by the American masters of Abstract Expressionism that Susan Weller has so admired, Rothko above all.”

In Susan's painting, “[t]here are fragments of a column or an arch, seen in ancient building and perhaps reused and reassembled in a succession of architecture which emerges as if from the sea of history; or the pavement of Roman origins deformed by the passage of centuries of humanity passing across it from who knows where. After having distilled them from the context from which they are derived, Susan places them more abstractly, but always recognizably, in the lyricism of a painting which shows her fascination, admiration and adherence to a European cultural matrix.”

-Camilla Bertoni, Art Historian Susan Weller, Catalog of Recent Works, 2004
(translated from the Italian)

Weller “takes details and fragments which she reproduces and refines on the surface of her paintings, creating images which appear to transform themselves 'in a vision of infinity,' through pictorial impressions which remind and re-evoke through the lightness of their inspiration and the certitude of their substance.”

-Giorgio Trevisan L'Arena, Verona, Italy, May 29, 2003
(translated from the Italian)

“Weller.renders open-ended abstractions and titles that require viewers to make the nonobjective compositions their own, even when having symbolic content. [A] mystical mood prevails that evokes contemplative questions which have no specific answers.”

-Roberta Carasso, Ph.D. Laguna News Post, February 22, 2001

“Although Weller's landscapes have become walls and the walls have become landscapes, the significance of her works is that they ultimately transcend that initial moment of inspiration and become sites of contemplation and composure. For Susan Weller, the painting is a place where peace is found, where a center can be created.

“Always, the paintings of Weller need to be considered as a product of layerings, conceptual, physical and compositional.”

-Jeanne S. M. Willette, Ph.D. Art Historian/Critical Theorist “Beyond Boundaries” Exhibition Catalog, 1999

“Susan Weller describes her artworks, each and collectively, as a 'map of life.' [These] compositions breathe with texture and color.”

-Peter Frank Gallery Guide, October 1996