Clutch Gallery is pleased to present Hot Dots by Sue Havens. Hot Dots was created when Fine Lines, her original show for Clutch, was stolen along with her car in Brooklyn, New York, earlier this year. Hot Dots is optimistic yet painted in somber tones. Havens’s work demonstrates precision with a persistent irregularity. Her paintings are structured yet have underlying undoing, creating a paradox: flat but dimensional, bold but quiet, hard-edged but fragile, cartoonish but serious. Her work is based in geometry with a built-in wobble, creating a tension in places where planes transition and collide, where muted colors meet bright colors, forming a harmonic, balanced tension. Hot Dots runs through March 19, 2011.
Sue Havens holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She received 2008 fellowship in painting from the New York. Foundation for the Arts and has exhibited with Postmasters, Jeff Bailey, PS 122, Friedrich Petzel, Art in General, Momenta Art, Sara Meltzer, OK Harris, Pierogi, Portland Art Center (Portland), And/Or (Dallas), Cooper Union, and Clutch Gallery (Chicago) among others. She is the author of a newly released book, Make Your Own Toys (Random House, Potter Craft). Havens currently works in a studio in Brooklyn.