Pushing Into the New

2014, Acrylic on PVC


between 113 and 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

Cotton Alley serves as a passage from the White Street parking lot, behind Wells Fargo and the Center for the Arts, to East Main Street. 

Alleys as Gallerys transforms York County, South Carolina's well-traveled alleys into art galleries that feature works by local and regional artists.

Pushing Into the New, 2014

Grace and Poise pushing open a new door!


Susan Card believes art is a visual language of communication that is unlike any other in that by seeing it provokes the viewer's imagination and often times moves their emotions. Intriguing color combinations can sometimes cause people to spontaneously dance or sing and that is Card's hope with her work. Susan has found that people viewing her art with others often have a shared creative experience. People will point out things they see to each other and through a shared moment the piece sometimes inspires or enriches their lives.


The combined elements of light, color and motion ignite her work. A passion for moving liquid color and early years as a printmaker have allowed for a freeform graphic style to emerge. Expressing joy and freedom is of primary importance to Susan. She seeks to inspire the viewer’s imagination through painting various subjects. A dancer in flight surrounded by an energized luminous atmosphere, waves that are crashing releasing bubbles of intense color, or abstracts of saturated pigments piled one upon another.


By making marks using rubber erasers and tools, adding and subtracting vibrant color, pouring liquid paint, everything appears to be in motion. Her intention is that as one considers a piece they see something new in it every time. | more info



Susan Card is a member of the ArtPop Street Gallery - Charlotte class of 2016. As an alumna of ArtPop Street Gallery, Susan was one of the first artists in York County, SC to be invited to participate in the Alleys as Gallerys program. | more info



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Support for this project is provided by the SC Arts Commission (which receives funding from the NEA), Rock Hill Accommodations Tax Grant Fund, York County Accommodations & Hospitality Tax,  the ACYC Annual Campaign, and Comporium Communications.  For visitors information including lodging, contact the York County Visitors Center at 888-702-1320. 


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