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Samantha Roth
updated: 07/29/2010
website: www.samantharoth.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Craftspersons
Craftspersons, Detail
Heimlich Maneuver
Heimlich Maneuver, Detail
Gridded
Hanging with the Boys
Ladder Which Folds Itself
McCracken Babies
Sweaterscapes
Sweaterscapes, Detail
Deck Extension
Soundproof Ceiling
Soundproof Ceiling, Detail
You/We
These Pictures
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, architecture, mapping, systems, abstract, language
 
 
Craftspersons by Samantha Roth
Craftspersons
Paper, graphite, wall paint, gouache, wood & screws.
2010
Dimensions variable
Craftspersons, Detail by Samantha Roth
Craftspersons, Detail
Paper, graphite, gouache, wood & screws.
2010
96 " x  48 " 
Heimlich Maneuver  by Samantha Roth
Heimlich Maneuver
Paper, graphite, gouache, wood & screws.
2010
48 " x  48 " 
Heimlich Maneuver, Detail  by Samantha Roth
Heimlich Maneuver, Detail
Paper, graphite, gouache, wood & screws.
2010
48 " x  48 " 
Gridded by Samantha Roth
Gridded
Paper, wood, wall paint, yarn, gouache, graphite and glass.
2010
Dimensions variable
Hanging with the Boys by Samantha Roth
Hanging with the Boys
Ikea frame, photograph, wire, paper, plastic, pins and hanging nail.
2010
Dimensions variable
Ladder Which Folds Itself by Samantha Roth
Ladder Which Folds Itself
Paper, wood, chain, nails & screws.
2010
132 " x  52 " 
McCracken Babies by Samantha Roth
McCracken Babies
Paper, graphite & wood.
2010
52 " x  66 " 
Sweaterscapes by Samantha Roth
Sweaterscapes
Paper, graphite, glass, wall paint, yarn, tape.
2010
Dimensions variable
Sweaterscapes, Detail  by Samantha Roth
Sweaterscapes, Detail
Paper, yarn, tape.
2010
50 " x  52 " 
Deck Extension by Samantha Roth
Deck Extension
Paper, graphite, gouache, wall paint & wood.
2010
50 " x  52 " 
Soundproof Ceiling by Samantha Roth
Soundproof Ceiling
Paper, graphite, gouache, wall paint & wood.
2010
52 " x  56 " 
Soundproof Ceiling, Detail  by Samantha Roth
Soundproof Ceiling, Detail
Paper, graphite, gouache, wall paint & wood.
2009
52 " x  56 " 
You/We by Samantha Roth
You/We
Paper, graphite and pins.
2009
17 " x  22 " 
These Pictures by Samantha Roth
These Pictures
Paper, graphite and wood.
2009
42 " x  56 " 

Artist Statement

 

My practice examines the possibility of making drawings that exist between a plan or diagram and a trace or object. The pieces suggest the process of working out an idea, as well as the impossibility of pinpointing the moment of this occurring. They straddle their function with their making; their utility with their poeticism, their tactility with their flatness, so that they embrace a handled and manipulated touch, and yet also display some method of process that allows an unfolding of making and meaning to occur.

Recognizing that the work considers time and material in relationship to an idea or representation locates my interests in the practices and visual vocabulary of certain minimalist and post-minimalist artists, as well as a significant moment in burgeoning feminist practices that embraced a radicality through subtle formal moves.

Perpetually oscillating between notions of interior and exterior, infinite and finite, I also repeatedly return to a notion of a doubling or echo. I am motivated by the desire to blur the understanding between original or source and copy or record, an argument I see embedded in the very act of making drawings. The notion of the uncanny as related to its original connection to the connotations of the home, or outside-of-home; a sense of familiarity within the unfamiliar and vice versa, is also evident throughout my work. These themes permeate my practice and raise the question of what it means to re-present an idea or object, taken from one surrounding dimension and repurposed into another.

Artist Bio / CV

Born: Brooklyn, NY 1981
Lives: Los Angeles, CA

Education:
MFA, University of Southern California. May 2010
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. May 2003
Sydney College of the Arts. Spring 2002

Exhibitions:
2010, July. USA/MFA@Bezalel. Bezalel Gallery. Tel Aviv, IS.
2010, May. Volume. AT1 Project Space. Los Angeles, CA.
2010, March. Means, Ends & Mends. Roski Fine Arts Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2009, October. Big Picture/Little Picture. Roski Fine Arts Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2008, October. Life Coach. Roski Fine Arts Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
2005, June. People who Stay, People who Go. Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
2003, June. You Gotta Know Where You Come From to … Foreland Street Studio, Pittsburgh, PA.
2003, May. Like, Intense. Regina Gougher Miller Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
2002, June. Brink. Newspace Gallery. Sydney, AU.
2002, March. Number 81. Ellis Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
2001, October. And Now … This One. The Frame Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.