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Samantha Buchanan

pigment figment
February 1 – 28, 2021

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pigment figment

My goal with this work is to provide the viewer with an experience that can’t be replicated. Variations in the context of engagement with the work—such as a person’s angle of view, their proximity to the work, or the light at a particular time of day—mean that each viewing renders the work differently. Color, shadow, and pattern transform and mutate, suggesting an endless possibility of potential interactions. Such a multifaceted experience highlights not only subjectivity of perception, and all the uncertainty that this entails, but also, the pleasure that can be derived from tenuous and ephemeral experiences with light, pattern, and color. The layers of fabric mesh and other transparent perforated material come together in these bodies of monoprints to allow an emergent viewing experience that is as engaging as it is fleeting.


Samantha Buchanan is an artist and educator currently enjoying the higher altitudes of Reno, Nevada. Her monoprints, composed of layers of fabric and other semi-transparent perforated material, address the inherent subjectivity of perception with an emphasis on color and the experiential elements of space, light, and movement.

X’s and O’s
Acrylic on cut fiberglass mesh
4’ x 3’
2016

Penumbra
Ink on utility mesh and paper
22in x 30in
2019

Forbidden Line (y/p)
Ink on utility mesh and paper
22in x 30in
2020

Forbidden Line (o/b)
Ink on utility mesh and paper
26in x 20in
2020

Untitled 1
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
29in x 22in
2021

Untitled 2
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
29in x 22in
2021

Untitled 3
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
29in x 22in
2021