Samantha Thomas’ works are steeped in the canon of painting while actively engaging in multiple disciplines. Her new series of work, entitled Texture/Parameter, marks a continued exploration with the limits of the traditional canvas. Thomas’ exercises in spatial concerns are informed by landscape and our proximity to it. Her art is a means to explore the “place” of the painting, to use the artist’s words. Foreground and background are conceived not by imposing perspective but by building out the materiality of the canvas, occasionally exaggerating core structural components. These assemblage works fit into the scheme of the picture plane that serve as analogies for how the physical and the psychological inform one other as distinct realms of experience. Texture/Parameter builds on a unique approach that seeks the architecture and sculptural form in abstraction.
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 Archetypal Pattern 2013  acrylic, wool, and thread  80 inches circumference 
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 Landscapification #6 2012-2013  thread on canvas 72 1/2 x 60 x 4 1/2 inches
 Texture/Parameter #1 2012 acrylic, oil and linen over panel 24 x 24 x 5 inches     
 Texture/Parameter #12 2013 canvas and egg crate over panel on wood  20 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches
 Texture/Parameter #20 2013 canvas and oil on linen 18 x 15 inches 
 .Texture/Parameter #21 2013 burlap, thread, canvas, and spray paint on linen 28 x 20 inches   
 Texture/Parameter #22 2013 acrylic, oil, and burlap on linen 20 x 15 inches 
 Texture/Parameter # 7 2012 linen, thread, and acrylic on canvas 28 x 17 x 8 inches
 Texture/Parameter #17 2013 rope, thread, acrylic and oil on canvas 15 x 12 x 3 inches
 Texture/Parameter #24 2013 acrylic and oil on linen over panel 18 x 11 x 4 3/4 inches   
 Texture/Parameter #11 2013 acrylic on linen 14 1/4 x 11 x 4 1/2 inches
  Texture/Parameter #15 2013 acrylic, rope, and oil on canvas 11 1/2 x 10 inches 
 Texture/Parameter #18 2013 thread on canvas 12 x 11 inches   
 Texture/Parameter #16 2013 acrylic and oil on linen 16 1/2 x 11 x 2 1/2 inches
 Texture/Parameter #2 2012 acrylic and oil on burlap 14 x 11 inches
 Texture/Parameter #9 2012 rope, thread, and oil on linen 12 1/4 x 10 inches
 Texture/Parameter #3 2012 oil on linen 14 x 11 x 3 inches
 Texture/Parameter #5 2012 thread and oil on burlap 12 1/4 x 10 inches
 Texture/Parameter #13 2013 thread and burlap on linen 8 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches 
 Texture/Parameter #19 2013 acrylic, spray paint, thread, and burlap on linen 8 x 10 x 1 1/2 inches
 Texture/Parameter #26 2013 acrylic and oil on linen over panel                 
 Texture/Parameter #17 2013 rope, thread, acrylic and oil on canvas 15 x 12 x 3 inches
 Texture/Parameter #25 2011-12 thread and burlap
 Texture/Parameter #23 2013 thread and linen on board framed 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
 Texture/Parameter #10 2012 dyed rope on canvas 18 x 15 x 5 inches
 Texture/Parameter #6 2012 acrylic and oil on linen 20 x 16 x 8 1/4 inches
 Texture/Parameter #4 2012 linen and thread on wool 14 x 11 x 4 inches
 Texture/Parameter #8 2012 acrylic and oil on linen 12 x 10 x 6 inches
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