Modfellows Art Gallery / 3655 Trousdale Dr., Studio C June 3, 2023 - July 1, 2023

Suzy Smith, Cara Lynch

Modfellows is thrilled to announce our upcoming art show, Rise, featuring the stunning works of two talented painters, Suzy Smith and Cara Lynch. The title of the show, Rise, speaks to overlapping themes of upward movement present in each artist’s work—Cara’s ascending, colorful, abstract forms and Suzy’s photorealistic depictions of empowering female figures.

Cara Lynch is a multidisciplinary artist who splits her time between New York and Nashville. Although she works in a variety of mediums—including sculpture, installation, and print—Rise will feature her abstract paintings.

Recent exhibitions include Clearing the Air at Southampton Arts Center (Southampton, NY) curated by Jay Davis; and Rolling, Rolling, Rolling at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery (New York, NY), curated by Nathan Catlin. She is a 2020 graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University and received her BFA from Adelphi University in 2012.

In addition to her studio work, Lynch has created many commissioned public projects. In 2016, she installed a permanent glass installation for the NYC MTA. She has also created large public works for Nashville International Airport, NYC Health and Hospitals, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and NYC Department of Transportation.

Suzy Smith is a Wyoming native, who has lived in Albuquerque, NM, for the past 20 years. She paints women from a female perspective, painting the uniquely American culture she grew up with. Smith paints strong, sensual, and sometimes vulnerable women. She adds to the narrative by adding iconic Pop Art backgrounds, or Dutch still life or florals, which all add to the complexity and design of each painting.

Smith has exhibited her work internationally, and her paintings are included in many private and public collections, including The Museo Internacional de Arte in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Howard Tullman Collection, the Dryer's Grand Ice Cream Corporate Art Collection, and the Kaiser Foundation Art Collection.

We invite you to join us for this ascendant exhibit at Modfellows Gallery from June 3 - July 1.