Details:

This work places viewers in a cool patterned bathroom with little detail, save for an extended circular mirror. In the mirror’s reflection, hands poke inquisitively at the parting of hair—searching for stray grays that have started to sprout along a hairline.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Grays

This work places viewers in a cool patterned bathroom with little detail, save for an extended circular mirror. In the mirror’s reflection, hands poke inquisitively at the parting of hair—searching for stray grays that have started to sprout along a hairline. An intimate and familiar action, this simple gesture is both intimate and familiar, acting as a symbol for the passage of time and changes in the body. Like many of the artist’s works, an ordinary subject is rendered in a signature light-on-dark approach. The result is a studied stillness, bringing levity and pathos to an otherwise mundane grooming activity.

Samantha Roth’s drawings are at once familiar, strange and highly detailed. The artist's works seduce the viewer with diaphanous layers of carefully applied colored pencil over a darkly painted ground. The artist’s meticulously rendered scenes frequently depict interior spaces, bodies in motion and mundane tasks. However, these recognizable spaces, figures and events are depicted in such a way as to make the ordinary seem unusual. For Roth, the impulse to mine daily experience is a way to harness her anxious and observant mind—capturing details and interactions that seem worth turning over again and again.

Specs:

22 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

Samantha Roth

Samantha Roth’s drawings are at once familiar, strange and highly detailed, seducing the viewer with diaphanous layers of carefully applied color pencil over dark painted ground. The artist’s meticulously rendered scenes traverse common ground–an interior space, a body in motion, a small task–but these recognizable events are depicted in such a way as to make the ordinary seem unusual. For Roth, the impulse to mine daily experience is a way to harness her anxious and observant mind, capturing details and interactions that seem worth turning over again and again.

Samantha Roth:
Grays, 2020
Paper, black gesso, colored pencils
30.0 × 22.0 inches /