Potential Energy

Susan Snipes used the natural world to explore the potential of human dreams in her solo exhibition Potential Energy.

July 16 - September 17, 2021
Suite 215 Gallery
78th Street Studios, Cleveland

“Something could, and indeed is likely to happen in these captured moments, and the fact that they are captured in paint holds those moments still forever. Something always and forever might happen. There’s always potential.”

From the review “Potential Energy: Susan Snipes at Studio 215” by Michael Gill in CAN Journal. 

About the Exhibition

An exploration of potential energy found in nature as a metaphor for the potential of individual human dreams.

Potential energy is stored until changes convert the energy into kinetic energy, or energy in motion. A large rock suspended above the earth has gravitational potential energy. A seed has the potential to become a plant. The law of conservation of energy states that energy can not be created nor destroyed, only converted to another form. Potential energy exists infinitely until forces convert it into other forms.

I believe that the potential energy of hopes and dreams exist inside everyone.
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