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samantha mcewen

 

London / paris / new york Works from the 1980's to the Present

April 10 - Sept 28, 2024

Rue Saint-Georges 27 Brusssels 1050

The gallery will be open from July 14 to August 20 by appointment only.

Modesti Perdriolle Gallery presents a group of works from the 1980s to the present day by
Samantha McEwen, an Anglo-American artist born in London in 1960. On this occasion, the first monograph dedicated to the life and work of Samantha McEwen, published by 5 Continents Éditions, will be launched.

Samantha McEwen arrived in New York at the age of 18. She enrolled at the School of Visual Arts where she became friends with one of the students, Keith Haring, then Kenny Scharf.
New York was then a village where all artists rubed shoulders. Samantha participated in the intense life of the East Village. She collaborated on numerous exhibitions both in Clubs and at theTony Schafrazi gallery in 1985 and 1987.

The end of the 1980s was marked by AIDS. Samantha resettled in London. These were not easy years for female artists. We would have to wait until the 2010s to see Samantha McEwen's paintings again in renowned places: in 2015 at the Pace Gallery in London in a group exhibition in tribute to the great English art dealer Robert Fraser and in 2017 at the MoMA in the exhibition testimony 'Club 57, Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, New York, 1978-1983'.
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monograph

"The subject in my paintings is, in effect, the research of simplicity.

The working away of all excess material to the minimum of an image and there,

in the drawing, to find the subject complete. The image intact.

The balance from which comes life and motion, the silence unimpeded."

Samantha McEwen, New York, 1984, exerpt from 'Samantha McEwen London/Paris/New York Works and Life from the 1980s to the Present'. 

5 Continents Editions 256 pages textes English Français

COVER : SAMANTHA McEWEN WITH A PHONE CUSTOMIZED BY KENNY SCHARF. POLAROID BY KEITH HARING NEW YORK 1983 © KEITH HARING FOUNDATION
PAINTING: SAMANTHA McEWEN TWO FLOWERS SHAPES 2006 (DETAIL) 
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SAMANTHA McEWEN, LA SOBRIÉTÉ ESSENTIELLE
PAR GWENNAËLLE GRIBAUMONT
LA LIBRE BELGIQUE 8 MAI 2024 
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SAMANTHA McEWEN : "POUR ETRE ARTISTE, J'AI DÛ TROUVER MA PROPRE FAÇON DE PEINDRE DES FLEURS"
PAR NICOLA BARONI LA REPUBBLICA 7 AVRIL 2024 > READ MORE
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SAMANTHA MCEWEN, LA BRILLANTE CAMARADE DE CLASSE DE KEITH HARING
PAR FRANCESCA FACCANI VOGUE ITALIA 5 AVRIL 2024 > READ MORE
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