Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
On view in the drawing room of the MSV's Glen Burnie House, Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia features more than 20 mixed-media assemblages created by Virginia artist Suzanne Stryk and inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s book Notes on the State of Virginia(1781).
For this project Stryk traveled from the western Appalachians to the Eastern Shore, visiting ecologically or culturally distinct places throughout Virginia. At each site she recorded observations in sketchbooks and collected natural materials. Back at her studio in Bristol, she created assemblages about each place, layering her paintings, sketches, and found objects with topographic maps. This fascinating exhibition is an homage to the regions, nature, and history of Virginia.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.