Samantha Parker Salazar

September 3-24, 2016

 
 
Samantha Parker Salazar,  Wakeby Night  (detail), 2016, Hand-cut paper, wallpaper, fabric, beading, PFX piping and elastic

Samantha Parker Salazar, Wakeby Night (detail), 2016, Hand-cut paper, wallpaper, fabric, beading, PFX piping and elastic

Samantha Parker Salazar

In Salazar’s installation Wakeby Night, a storm of paper undulates through the gallery, breaking apart and becoming dense, revealing light, shadow, and subtle color shifts. Like a drawing in space, the installation explores movement in darkness and the sublimity that comes with perceiving depth and density. Thick, velvety blackness percolates in the lines and intricate textures of the installation. Simple materials such as fabric and paper reveal themselves and reach beyond their utilitarian associations, stretching and bending to the will of drawing.

Salazar primarily creates cut paper installations, prints, and drawings from her studio inColumbus, OH. Salazar was the 2014-15 John Fergus Fellow at the Ohio State University where she also served as a lecturer in the printmaking area. She completed her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and BFA at Bradley University in 2011, both with a concentration in printmaking. Her exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections.