LANDSCAPES IN REFLECTION
Recent work by Julia Samuels
The exhibition will run through January 31, 2020, and will be open weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Several of the pieces in this exhibition have been generously donated to the WaterFire Arts Center by Dr. Joseph Chazan and will remain on long-term display.
“My most recent work has been depicting neighborhoods around Providence. I love how the maze of transmission lines acts as both a conduit for current activities and shows the legacy of growing through different types of technology. I want the viewer to feel a sense of interconnectedness- with the neighborhood, the city, and when we expand our view, an interconnectedness with all of America and the world. I want the viewer to consider our collective responsibility and personal implications as we think about the ever-looming threat of global warming.”
About Julia Samuels
Julia Samuels is an artist primarily working within relief printmaking. Her work focuses on the tragedy and beauty of environmental damage. Julia was born in Portsmouth, NH and received her BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2007. In Brooklyn, she participated in building and managing the Gowanus Studio Space and also volunteered during the formative years of 596 Acres, an agency that helps neighbors gain access to vacant land in their communities. Julia received her MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and has since founded Overpass Projects, now located in Pawtucket, RI. As the master printer and director of Overpass Projects, Julia publishes and prints her own work as well as collaborative fine printmaking with other artists, bridging barriers between artistic disciplines and promoting cross-pollination between techniques. Julia’s work is in the permanent collections of RISD Museum, Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, The Ford Foundation, New York Public Library, NYU Langone Medical Center, Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas as well as various private collections. Julia’s work is currently available at Lore Collection, 144 Brook St Providence, RI, WaterFire Arts Center shop as well as her website, overpassprojects.com