Samara Contemporary presents
Suface Play, an exhibition by
Lindy Fyfe and Ruth Adler

Opening: September 7th 2019, 4-8PM
Exhibition Dates: September 7th-29th 2019

Samara Contemporary is pleased to present Surface Play, an exhibition of work by Canadian textile artists Lindy Fyfe and Ruth Adler, curated by Rafi Ghanaghounian. The exhibition is an exploration of the artists’ respective investigations into textile as painting. Both Adler and Fyfe employ textiles as the chief component in their work, however their approaches contain more similarities than their outcomes.

Fyfe, who works with recycled fabric from thrift shops, breathes new life into discarded materials through harnessing their existing forms and patterns, translating them into new compositions. This creative and intuitive process results in abstract compositions that strongly reference the masters of modernist painting including Rothko and Mondrian, but also hint at the earth’s topographic surfaces.

Adler’s similar creative impulse is reflected in the vibrant assemblages she constructs through material conversations. When looking at the structural appearance of her works, it becomes clear that Adler gains inspiration from anatomy and architecture, among other things. Utilizing textile remnants as well as water-based inks and paints, her pieces reference the aesthetics of fashion and other cultural forms.

Samara Contemporary presents
Mold Maid, by Maya Ben David

Performance/Screening: August 29th 2019, 7-10PM

Samara Contemporary is pleased to present the Canada-wide premiere of performance and film screening "Mold Maid" by Canadian interdisciplinary artist Maya Ben David.

About the performance:
I know all about the nannies who came before me. Some were "so called" evil some were "so called" saints. One nanny was a dear cousin to the child I was watching, how could I live up to that? One nanny was apparently an expert at video games, cool story bro. One nanny was a villain who yelled at children when they giggled, lots of information missing in that story. One nanny apparently DIED of cancer, please rest in peace.

I've never met them, but I know lots of little bits about these "ghost nannies." I think it's cute that one nanny always talked about getting married, I'm sorry I know this information about you!

This is a piece in dedication to my unnamed ghost nannies.

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