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Gwen Samuels
Stand Out

2021

$3,500

About

Artist Commentary: Stand Out is part of my series of sculptural dresses. It represents all the things I would be uncomfortable wearing myself. It's Red, Form Fitting, and Strapless. But secretly it makes me happy to pretend I'd wear it. Keywords: figurative, colorful, sculptural, Artist Biography: Gwen’s love of textiles began early and has continued as a life-long resource. As a naive 17 year old she went off to Paris for a weekend as a Mademoiselle Magazine college competition fashion winner. Her interest in fashion continued to grow starting out as a textile designer before becoming a full time artist. The joy of pattern informed her vision from very early on. Gwen moved from the east coast to the west coast 18 years ago that had an unexpected impact. This new freedom included world travel and she began taking pictures with a camera without realizing she was creating a context for the work yet to come. Soon Gwen began re-arranging and cropping her photos and finally printing on transparencies in repeat patterns made on the computer. Her love of the handmade made the needle the natural tool to pull the pieces together leaving the threads hanging as evidence of the process. Her work is arranged slightly off the wall with straight pins to permit shadows to interact with the forms. From a distance the work appears as abstract compositions. Upon closer inspection segments carry recognizable imagery. Gwen’s work is about transformation and her interest in reconfiguring shapes and patterns in repeat on a transparent material that interacts with light to create a unique visual experience.

Details

  • Creator
    Gwen Samuels (1951, American)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 816801stDibs: LU163429480322

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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