Reductions: Recent Work by Samantha Haring

Haring blurs the line between abstraction and representation by carefully observing and depicting random drips, marks, and scribbles. She utilizes the paint residue on her studio walls and floor as subject matter to describe the intangibility of loss. Broader questions about absence and presence arise from the ‘empty’ studio spaces and abandoned objects. The title Reductions refers to not only the simplicity of an empty studio, but also the potential for rediscovering the profound within the mundane.

Haring lives and works in DeKalb, IL; she earned her MFA from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She has also studied in Italy at the International School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture; it was there that she fully developed her commitment to light, color, and observational painting. Haring received a scholarship from the Union League Club in Chicago in 2013. Her paintings have been exhibited across the country. Her work will be published in the upcoming Manifest International Painting Annual 4. For more information on Haring and her work, please visit her website: www.samharing.com