by Samantha Morris 27-28.05.2018 | 15:00-17:00 Listhus Gallery
Samantha Morris was born in 1995 and grew up Madison, Connecticut; she now lives and works in New York City. She graduated from University of the Arts in 2017 with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Morris has also studied in Paris, France, at Paris College of Art. Recent exhibitions include BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Space Between, The University of the Arts, Black and White, Site:Brooklyn, and Space Invaders, Fountain Street Gallery among others. Her work has also been published in FreshPaint Magazine, Opción Magazine, ArtMaze Magazine and Underground Pool.
In my artwork, I focus on the idea of an individual traveling through a space; exploring place through architecture and landscape, abstracted through line, shadow pattern, contrast, and negative space. I am interested in dynamics, what can and can’t be seen. The seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life, one light shining through the square of a window frame, or the corner of a plant casting shadow on glass. Influenced by photography and film, my work investigates the stillness of night; the frozen moments before something happens. It exists in the “in between”, the time when your eyes adjust to the contrast of natural illuminated light and the depth of darkness. I feel immersed, traveling through such spaces. Each piece has reference to an environment, while existing in its own space.