Clockwise From Top Left Corner:
“Migration” 20 inches diameter Acrylic on Canvas 2013;
Andra in the studio;
“Cappella” 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Styrene 2010;
“Follow the Dots” Dimensions Variable, Acrylic on ping pong Balls suspended from the ceiling 2013;
“Eye of the Storm” Acrylic on Canvas 16 inches diameter 2013;
"Pemarom" is 8 ft diameter made of CDs 2013;
“Gliese” 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Styrene 2010;
“Rounding the Bend” 20 x 30 inches Acrylic on Styrene 2011
Andra Samelson’s work explores the relationship of microcosm and macrocosm, emptiness and form. In her paintings molecular and galactic systems mirror each other, created in a process that renders unpredictable results, imitating the nature of her subject matter. She maps the ephemeral nature of form with dotted lines that become continuously shifting, ambiguous boundaries. In her installations, Samelson makes innovative use of objects from our everyday world that include ping-pong balls, paper dots, mapping pins and CDs. They often depict celestial configurations whose mirrored stars reflect the sky, the surroundings and those observing it, making reference to the connection we have as unique, finite beings to the impersonal infinity of the cosmos.
Andra Samelson is originally from Denver, Colorado, and currently lives and works in both New York City and Delhi, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Samelson’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Her public artwork, Heaven on Earth, commissioned by New Jersey Transit, is permanently installed at the Second Street Station in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her work has been reproduced and reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, New York Arts, New American Painting and elsewhere, and is represented in several private and public collections including Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Jones, the Loyola University Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Rubin Museum of Art.
Starting with an opening reception on May 3rd, Andra is participating in the group show, FLUID, at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY) — Read more in Events... http://www.theniceniche.com/events/andra-samelson-fluid-newhouse-center-for-contemporary-art-group-show-reception?view=calendar
May 3 - December 14, 2014
Reception May 3, 12-5 pm