Suzanne Schireson, Pig Roast on the Hill, 24" x 80 ", charcoal and gouache on paper, 2009
"The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts has mounted “Drawings That Work: 21st Drawing Show’’; the first such show was staged in 1979... The best pieces here are those that are a pleasure to look at, and although they may be s ketchy, you can see the artists’ intelligence at work.
That’s true in Suzanne Schireson’s “Pig Roast on the Hill,’’ a dynamic gouache-and-charcoal rendering of a picnic. Schireson’s forms are quickly drawn, her colors swiftly blotted on. She plots out composition and tonal shifts, and the drawing pulses with energy as everything begins to coalesce." The Boston Globe, "Back to the Drawing Board at Mills Gallery", McQuaid, Cate, October 7 2009, page 7.