Wk 10 – Artist Conversation- Clare Samani

Artist: Clare Samani

Exhibition: Dressed
Media: Printmaking, clothes
Gallery: School of Art, Merlino Gallery
Website: N/A
Instagram: clares_printing

About the Artist

Clare Samani is on her senior year at California State University Long Beach. She is pursuing her degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking. After her she graduates from CSULB she wants to press onto graduate school at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Clare states that her interest in art began in her childhood years where she would always be drawing, which was pretty much her hobbies.

Formal Analysis

Clare’s exhibition featured mainly paintings and images of dresses flowing. It displayed a contrast between the background and the dress, often contrasting each other. The backgrounds were mainly dark, whereas the dresses had different patterns on them having polka dot pattern, zig zag pattern, and more complex pasterns.

Content Analysis

One of the main inspirations from one of Clare’s paintings was the White dress shirt. The story behind it is that it was a shirt she found lying on campus. Most of Clare’s paintings share a similar story as she is infatuated with fashion. She finds inspiration from others in person, such as friends or random people.

Synthesis / My Experience

I chose this exhibit not because I was personally interested in dresses. But because it’s something I really don’t put any thought into. This relates because in a few days I’m going to this banquet and I have to dress up and I recently got blasted by my girlfriends because she was talking to me about what dress she should wear and I really didn’t care since they all look the same to me. But overall, the exhibit was really interesting.

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