Don Suggs
Selected works by exhibition
Paradise
L.A. Louver, 2016
Don Suggs / Germans, 2015 / archival inkjet print on Crane Museo Max paper / 44 x 30 in. (111.8 x 76.2 cm) / Edition of 5
Don Suggs / Sprite, 2014 / archival inkjet print on Museo Max paper / 32 x 44 in. (81.3 x 111.8 cm) / Framed Dimensions: 32 1/4 x 45 1/4 x 2 in. (81.9 x 114.9 x 5.1 cm) / Edition of 5
Don Suggs / Sphinx, 2014 / painted on canvas print / 25 x 28 in. (63.5 x 71.1 cm)
Don Suggs / Delft at Descanso, 2014 / painted on canvas print / 25 x 28 in. (63.5 x 71.1 cm)
Don Suggs<br>
Travertine Springs, 2012<br>
oil on canvas<br>
59 3/4 x 59 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (151.8 x 151.8 x 8.9 cm)<br>
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Thermal pools<br>
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The Abyss Pools and Travertine Springs are inspired by the palette of dark pools and mineral springs, which Suggs imagines in oil of rich, glossy color applied in concentric circles against a white or grey background.
Don Suggs<br>
Abyss Pool 19, 2012 <br>
oil on Strathmore rag board <br>
framed: 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (37.5 x 26 x 3.8 cm)<br>
<br>
Thermal pools<br>
<br>
The Abyss Pools and Travertine Springs are inspired by the palette of dark pools and mineral springs, which Suggs imagines in oil of rich, glossy color applied in concentric circles against a white or grey background.
Don Suggs<br>
Abyss Pool, 2012<br>
oil on canvas<br>
59 3/4 x 59 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (151.8 x 151.8 x 8.9 cm) <br>
<br>
Thermal pools<br>
<br>
The Abyss Pools and Travertine Springs are inspired by the palette of dark pools and mineral springs, which Suggs imagines in oil of rich, glossy color applied in concentric circles against a white or grey background.
Don Suggs<br>
Travertine Springs 4, 2012<br>
grey autoprimer and oil on rag board<br>
frame: 14 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (37.5 x 27.3 cm)<br>
<br>
Thermal pools<br>
<br>
The Abyss Pools and Travertine Springs are inspired by the palette of dark pools and mineral springs, which Suggs imagines in oil of rich, glossy color applied in concentric circles against a white or grey background.
Don Suggs<br>
Pod, 2012 <br>
archival inkjet prints on Crane Museo Max paper<br>
framed: 45 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (114.6 x 74.9 cm) <br>
Edition 1 of 5<br>
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Paradise prints<br>
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Paradise Prints are archival inkjets inspired by landscape, and printed in small editions of five or fewer. Suggs photographs each landscape with the intended void in mind, the circular abstraction that overlays provides a key to understanding the obstructed view: either in fact (the palette of the landscape), or in symbol (a reference to something external to the landscape that resonates with the scene).
Don Suggs<br>
Wind, 2011<br>
archival inkjet print on Crane Museo Max paper <br>
Framed: 45 x 30 1/4 in. (114.3 x 76.8 cm) <br>
Edition 1 of 3<br>
<br>
Paradise prints<br>
<br>
Paradise Prints are archival inkjets inspired by landscape, and printed in small editions of five or fewer. Suggs photographs each landscape with the intended void in mind, the circular abstraction that overlays provides a key to understanding the obstructed view: either in fact (the palette of the landscape), or in symbol (a reference to something external to the landscape that resonates with the scene).
Art 43 Basel
The International Art Show, 2012
Don Suggs<br>
The Birth of Venus, 2012<br>
oil on canvas<br>
45 in. dia. (114.3 cm)<BR>
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Canoniris paintings<BR>
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The Canoniris paintings focus on an 80 year time span from 1430 to 1510--roughly from the initiation of linear perspective to the end of the most spectacularly fecund decade of the Renaissance. Each Canoniris painting is based on a circular crop of the source painting--an area chosen for its psychological centrality, and at the center of which is an anchoring circular motif.
Don Suggs<br>
The Birth of Venus schematic
Don Suggs<br>
The Birth of Venus schematic
Don Suggs<br>
Earthly Delights Iris, 2011<br>
oil on canvas<br>
45 in. dia. (114.3 cm)<BR>
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Canoniris paintings<BR>
<BR>
The Canoniris paintings focus on an 80 year time span from 1430 to 1510--roughly from the initiation of linear perspective to the end of the most spectacularly fecund decade of the Renaissance. Each Canoniris painting is based on a circular crop of the source painting--an area chosen for its psychological centrality, and at the center of which is an anchoring circular motif.
Don Suggs<br>
Earthly Delights schematic
Don Suggs<br>
Earthly Delights schematic
ARCOmadrid
29th international art fair, 2010
Don Suggs<br>
Cardinal/Inquisitor, 2009<br>
oil on canvas<br>
Diameter: 60 in. (152.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>
Toco Toucan #15, 2009<br>
oil on gessoed panel<br>
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>  
Toco Toucan #20, 2009<br>  
oil on gessoed panel<br>  
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Group Show
L.A. Louver, 2009
Don Suggs<br> 
Twenty Blackbirds, 2008
oil on twenty (20) panels
Each panel: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm) Installed: 76 x 80 in. (193 x 203.2 cm)
Private collection
Don Suggs<br> 
Acid-trope Feast Pole, 2008<br> 
plastic objects, metal armature<br> 
approx. 144 x 16 x 28 in. (365.8 x 40.6 x 71.1 cm)
Installation photography, Group Show
Concentric
L.A. Louver, 2007
Don Suggs<br>
Raft of the Medusa, 2007<br>
oil on canvas <br>
Diameter: 108 in. (274.3 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>
Watteau/Tiepolo, 2007<br>
oil on panel<br>
Overall: 111 x 75 in. (281.9 x 190.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>
Six Points: Capitol Reef <br>
(as installed: Sunset-Waterpocket Fold/Temples of Sun and Moon/Fremont River, Trees, Rocks/Cycladenia and Pictographs/Hooded Warbler and Claret Cup Cactus/Petroglyphs and Chukar), 2006<br>
oil on panel<br>
Each panel: 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Installation photography, Don Suggs: Concentric <br>
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The Patrimony/Matrimony series interprets iconic works of art, by both men(Patrimony) 
and women(Matrimony) artists, using a conceptual framework based on palette, 
composition and psychological force. In conceiving each work, Suggs first determines
the
Hexane Photographs
L.A. Louver, 1997
Done Suggs<br>
Garden (Family 1), 1995<br>
compound photograph<br>
36 x 63 in./40 1/8 x 67 1/4 in. (91.4 x 160 cm./101.9 x 170.8 cm)(fr)
Done Suggs<br>
Light Girl (Beuys' Ghost), 1996 - 97<br>
compound photograph<br>
39 x 134 in./42 1/2 x 36 3/4  in. (99 x 340.3 cm. / 107.9 x 93.3 cm) (fr)
Done Suggs<br>
Scale, 1996<br>
compound photograph<br>
51 x 31 1/2 in./54 x 34 1/4 in. (129.5 x 80 cm./137.2 x 87 cm) (fr)
Photoworks - Old Genres
L.A. Louver, 1993
Done Suggs<br>
The Gaze (Pork, Prudery, Protection), 1992<br>
gelatin silverprint with bust and gas mask<br>
18 1/2 x 44 in. [47 x 111.7 cm]
Installation photography<BR>
Photoworks - Old Genres
Installation photography<BR>
Photoworks - Old Genres
Paintings
L.A. Louver, 1989
Done Suggs<br>
Proprietary View: Portage Glacier, 1987<br>
oil on wood panel<br>
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.9 cm)
Done Suggs<br>
Disappearances: Einstein (51st Step), 1986-89<br>
oil & alkyd on panel<br>
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Don Suggs<br>
Garden of the Asylum, 1988<br>
oil & alkyd on canvas<br>
34 3/8 x 42 in. (87.9 x 106.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Installation photography<br>
Don Suggs: Paintings
Paintings from 1982 - 84
L.A. Louver, 1985
Don Suggs<br>
Pathfinder’s Problem, 1984 - 85<br>
oil on canvas<br>
82 x 66 in. (208.3 x 167.6 cm)
Don Suggs<br>
Innessfree, 1982 - 83<br>
oil on canvas<br>
120 x 80 in. (304.8 x 203.2 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>
Adamsite, 1983<br>
oil on canvas<br>
100 x 73 in. (254 x 185.4 cm)
Don Suggs<br>
J.T. and R.D., 1984<br>
oil on canvas<br>
92 x 60 in. (233.7 x 152.4 cm)
Paintings from 1979 - 1981
L.A. Louver, 1982
Don Suggs<br>
Agave, 1981<br>
acrylic on board, four panels<br>
80 x 118 1/2 in. (203.2 x 300.99 cm)<br>
Private collection
Don Suggs<br>
Sculptor's Game, 1981<br>
acrylic on canvas<br>
72 x 70 in. (182.88 x 177.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Paintings and Drawings
L.A. Louver, 1977
Don Suggs announcement, 1977
Don Suggs<br>
Overcoming, 1976<br>
oil on canvas<br>
108 x 30 in (274.3 x 76.2 cm)
Don Suggs<br>
G, 1976<br>
oil on canvas<br>
108 x 18 in (274.3 x 45.7 cm)
Vida Hackman and Don Suggs, 1976
Vida Hackman and Don Suggs announcement, 1976
Bio

1945 Born, Fort Worth, TX
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1962 - 67 BA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1967 - 72 MA and MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

selected biography

Photo: Linda Stark
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
25 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
17 May 2007 - 16 Jun 2007
11 Apr 1997 - 10 May 1997
Selected museum exhibitions
San Antonio Art Museum
San Antonio, TX
13 Mar 2010 - 1 Aug 2010
Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
14 Apr 2007 - 23 Jun 2007
Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles, CA
23 Feb 2005 - 1 Jun 2005
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles, CA
17 Jun 1989 - 25 Jul 1989
Video
Selected articles
Pagel, David. "Art Review: It's always an adventure."
Los Angeles Times , 2007.
full article, PDF

Mallinson, Constance. "Don Suggs at L.A. Louver"
Art in America, December 2007.
full article, PDF

Harvery, Dugg. "Myth Breaker"
Modern Painters, Summer 2004.
full article, PDF
Weissman, Benjamin. "Don Suggs / L.A. Louver"
Artforum, May 1993.
full article, PDF

Knight, Christopher. "Paintings to bear in mind"
Los Angeles Herland Examiner, 6 October 1989.
full article, PDF
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