Friday, October 5, 2012

What's In a Word? Momentum Spotlight Samantha Dillehay

Samantha Dillehay, Norman

Samantha Dillehay, Poison in the Life of Desire, Installation 8'x6'x1' 2011
Forming words through symbolic actions and sculptural elements, Samantha Dillehay will debut her project “Secrets” on October 13. She is creating the new work as part of the Spotlight award for Momentum Tulsa.

Her project includes three large pieces with varied materials, from a lipstick covered mirror to clothing hangers. Her choice of materials underscores her selection of text, exploring identity within personal relationships.
Momentum Spotlight artist Samantha Dillehay discusses her project
Highlighting “suppressed emotions,” Dillehay said the pieces feature a “selection of phrases is showcased to create a visual narrative that is drawn from personal life experiences of rejection.”
Samantha Dillehay, sketch for All the Lies I Ever Told
A recent MFA recipient from the University of Oklahoma, Dillehay has exhibited extensively in Oklahoma and her former home state of Tennessee. Watch Dillehay's feature video on YouTube or see this article in our Art Focus Oklahoma magazine for more about all three Momentum Tulsa Spotlight projects.

Momentum Tulsa opens October 13, 8-midnight with a ticketed event full of music and performances.  Curated by Raechell Smith from H & R Block Art Space at the Kansas City Art Institute and emerging curator Laura Reese, the exhibition continues at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E Brady with free gallery hours through October 25. 

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