More Stolen Geometry from the Gardens of Love.
These works were be part of my solo exhibition at Depot 11 Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney from 7 to 18 December 2010.
'Yet, closer inspection reveals that Buret’s collaged paper shapes are cut from maps, and her linear designs, reminiscent of Islamic patterns, are frayed at the edges and prone to mimicking barbed wire and chain-link fencing. Nothing innocuous here. Of course, Buret’s paintings are still very pretty, but they are actually asking, “Can pretty patterns also be political?” It’s a rhetorical question since the answer is right there. If you take the time to look, yes, they can. Buret is drawing attention to our current cultural conditions. She highlights the near hysterical obsession politicians have developed over patrolling national borders and their determination to draw a firm line between ‘us’ and ‘them’.'
from Susan Buret: Flexible Cartography, Tracey Clement 2010.