February 16, by David Sepulveda - “Filtering Noise,” Susan Clinard’s solo, mixed-media sculpture exhibit at Westville’s Da Silva Gallery until March 2, is a testament to the artist’s restless and sensitive spirit and “reflects the challenge,” she said, “of keeping myself inspired each and every day.” Gabriel Da Silva, the gallery’s co-owner and director, said that gallerygoers could be for forgiven for initially thinking they might have walked into a group show, given the variety of mediums and the strength of the different series on display. Viewers are, however, quickly disabused of the group-show notion. The soulful essence that infuses each of Clinard’s figurative pieces also binds them as a collection. Her deftness with three-dimensional materials is a common thread throughout the exhibit, regardless of the medium. “I want to grow. I would suffocate if I had to do one medium, one subject matter. The art comes from an honest place and is the the most honest way I can approach art making - It feels good to keep trying new things,” she said..."
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