The work of San Francisco-based artist Susannah Bettag is filled with both fantasy and contradiction. Although her earliest pieces reveal an array of little creatures, the character "Little Boo" has emerged as the star player in Bettag's imagery. In her impressive sculptural installation, Drowning Without You, Bettag assembles more than 1,400 vinyl Boo dolls in a stalactite-like mass that descends from the ceiling. Additional Little Boo dolls emerge from unexpected places to create an environment that is lively and compelling, but also eerie and peculiar.
Bettag has recently been featured in 7x7 and Art Ltd magazines and appeared on KQED's SPARK. Her painting and mixed media works have exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong. In 2008 the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento acquired Now is the Time to Dance Upon the Earth for its permanent collection. Susannah Bettag is represented by Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco.