Details:

This work is part of a series that depicts vertically stored sheets of paper, variously rolled, layered, slumped, folded and stacked. Paper is the backbone of the artist’s practice, and this work honors the malleability of its form.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Red Files

This work is part of a series that depicts vertically stored sheets of paper, variously rolled, layered, slumped, folded and stacked. From afar, the composition oscillates between flat and dimensional space. Paper is the backbone of the artist’s practice, and this series honors her chosen substrate and the malleability of its form.

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:
Red Files, 2021
Paper, black gesso, colored pencils
30.0 × 22.0 inches /