ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Dana Lynn Harper and Samantha Parker Salazar. The work of both artists is on display September 3–24 at 997 N High St. Admission is free.
Artists’ Talks and Closing: Saturday, September 24, at 2:30 pm
In Dana Lynn Harper’s installation Loo-Loo Field, hundreds of hand-cut neon vinyl petals suspend in the air to form a cloud-like cluster. As light passes through the petals, their edges reveal bright neon colors. Using overpowering color, inviting textures and playful forms, Harper’s work act as a portal into a new invented world fueled by childhood fantasy.
Harper received an undergraduate degree in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University in 2009 and an MFA from Penn State University in 2013. This year, she attended the Women’s Studio Workshop in March 2016 and completed a 200-square-foot glass mural for the Goodale Parking Garage. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Otterbein University, University of Kentucky, Front/Space Gallery & Museum (Kansas City, MO), and Sean Christopher Gallery.
In Samantha Parker Salazar’s installation Wakeby Night, a storm of paper undulates through the gallery, breaking apart and becoming dense, revealing light, shadow, and subtle color shifts. Like a drawing in space, the installation explores movement in darkness and the sublimity that comes with perceiving depth and density. Thick, velvety blackness percolates in the lines and intricate textures of the installation. Simple materials such as fabric and paper reveal themselves and reach beyond their utilitarian associations, stretching and bending to the will of drawing.
Salazar primarily creates cut paper installations, prints, and drawings from her studio in Columbus, OH. Salazar was the 2014-15 John Fergus Fellow at the Ohio State University where she also served as a lecturer in the printmaking area. She completed her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and BFA at Bradley University in 2011, both with a concentration in printmaking. Her exhibition record includes national and international venues as well as public and private collections.