Samara Scott: High Street
Scott lifts textures and sensations directly from the daily flow of images that surround us, addressing head-on our complex contemporary experience of the body. She describes her process of making as 'a sort of sentimental material investigation; a slow digestion of cosmetic, edible and chemical cultural debris'. Interested in the lure of superficiality, Scott fuses together make-up, painted silicone, tin-foil and felt in delicate and suggestive combinations. Allusions to personal and collective memories are suggested in layered, theatrical environments which reference to numerous art historical and decorative styles, such as Post-Impressionism, Colour Field painting, postmodern décor, through to present-day Pop iconography. For this exhibition Scott has produced a major new installation, centred around large sheets of glass densely encrusted on their reverse with multiple objects. These semi-transparent sculptural surfaces are joined by a large wall mural made using toothpaste, in a process that transfers and bleeds the ink from magazine images.
Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include: Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2015; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 2014; Baggy, MARS!, Munich, 2014; Cd0xdsspi, Rowing Projects, London, 2013; Poems, Almanac, London, 2013; Cascading Style Sheets, Peckham Palazzo, Venice Biennale, 2013; Still Life, The Sunday Painter at London Art Fair, 2013; Basic Instinct, online commission for Legion TV, 2013. Recent group exhibitions include: Arroz sem sal, Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, 2014; As real as walking down the street and going to the grocery store, Rowing Projects, London, 2013; Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Art Society, London, 2013; Duty Free, ArkasÎirket Foundation, Istanbul, 2012; The Response, The Sunday Painter, London, 2012; Samara Scott & Marianne Spurr, Seventeen Gallery, London, 2012; Young London, V22, London, 2012; Seriously Connected Old Grey Hair, Christopher Crescent at HD: Projects, New York, 2012.