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Samara Contemporary presents
Comfort In. Opening reception on Friday July 12th, 2019. 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 


Featuring work by Nicholas Di Genova, Jill Smith, Anne-Sophie Vallée, Curtia Wright, Vanessa Jackson, Kaley Flowers, Kendra Yee, Julie Moon, David Salazar, David Setrakian (TAVO), Grace Brooks, Santiago Paredes (ARG), Chason Yeboah, Shaan Syed, Shaya Ishaq, Cathy Daley. Brianna Gluszak, Angela Dallinger (GER), Diana Lynn VanderMeulen , Casey Hinton, Takashi Hilferink, Lucia Wallace.


SAMARA Contemporary is pleased to announce Comfort In, a group exhibition of work by gallery artists opening July 12th, 2019.

Comfort In celebrates the vibrancy of life through curious explorations. Using vivid colours and a variety of mediums, each artist uniquely presents works that blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Drawing inspiration from a variety of fields, these paintings, sculptures, fabric and multimedia works will illicit vibrant reactions from the audience.




Samara Contemporary presents
The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as Site of Untold Stories

An installation by Linda Zhang


Water. It’s all about water. What’s interesting about water is that it has no form, and it also has the power to deform; water dissolves as much as it moves, fills and gives life. Such indeterminacy makes water impossibly difficult to record – water cannot be 3D scanned. Yet, such indeterminacy also offers the space for meditation on how life and lives are formed, re-formed, and even deformed over time.

Linda Zhang is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson SID and a principal at Studio Pararaum. She is the 2019 Multicultural Fellow at NCECA, a 2020 Artist in Residence at the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC), the 2017–2018 Boghosian Fellow at Syracuse University SOA as well as a 2017 Fellow at the Berlin Center for Art and Urbanistics. Her research areas include memory, cultural heritage, identity politics, material processes (namely casting and ceramics), and digital reproduction technologies.











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