West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue, Studio 207, New Haven CT (Westville Village)
Susan McCaslin’s sculptural works are odes to home and security. Using various mixed media (paper mache, sumi ink and newspaper among others), she creates her own landscapes of houses and walls, vessels and boulders. As a photographer, McCaslin often just stops by the side of the road or interrupts her daily walks to capture the texture and position of a tree, the light of a scene, or the architecture of a composition. Having been raised in the midst of dairy farms in Pennsylvania, she is comfortable with landscape alongside her passion for the messy detritus of long-closed closets and forgotten attic and cellar boxes.