Samantha Bittman: Shift at Ronchini Gallery


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Ronchini Gallery is pleased to present the first UK solo exhibition of American artist Samantha Bittman. The exhibition will feature twelve new wall based works and one sitespecific mural. Bittman's practice developed from her fascination of weaving and the instinctive relationship between pictorial image and woven structure. Bound by the physical parameters of her 12-harness floor loom, she weaves, by hand, a graphically driven pattern, which is then stretched over a traditional wooden frame before having acrylic paint embedded onto each thread. Using the woven guidelines, she takes the graphical complexity one step further by carefully matching the colour of the paint to each individual strand. Inverting the pattern of the textile, she merges thread and paint to create an optical illusion of shape, line and pattern. The act of painting and stretching within the traditional frame engages with the discourse of the history of painting. She creates a fixed picture by cutting the potentially endless repetition of her material, while stopping the gestural motion of working the loom and cropping the digital illusion to conceive a body of work that exists in between the realms of weaving and painting.

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Ronchini Gallery

Dering Street
0207629 9188

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