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Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

Samantha Wall | Phantom Limbs | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View_01

Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

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Installation View, September 2018

Wall - Anchor

Anchor

2018

ink on dura-lar

87 x 40 inches

Wall - Birthright

Birthright

2018

ink on dura-lar

87 x 40 inches

Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 1

A Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits (First State)

2018

ink on dura-lar

58 x 40 inches

Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 2

A Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits (Second State)

2018

ink on dura-lar

58 x 40 inches

Wall - Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits 3

A Prayer to Dispel Restless Spirits (Third State)

2018

ink on dura-lar

58 x 40 inches

Wall - Divine

Divine

2018

ink and gold leaf on dura-lar

60 x 40 inches

Wall - Sisters

Sisters

2018

gold leaf and ink on dura-lar

40 x 48 inches

Wall - Initiate

Initiate

2018

ink on dura-lar

41.25 x 26.125 inches framed

Wall - Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

2018

ink on dura-lar

26.125 x 41.25 inches framed

Wall - In the Wake 2

In the Wake 2

2018

ink on dura-lar

84 x 40 inches

Wall - In the Wake 3

In the Wake 3

2018

ink on dura-lar

84 x 40 inches

Wall - In the Wake 4

In the Wake 4

2018

ink on dura-lar

84 x 40 inches

Wall - In the Wake 5

In the Wake 5

2018

ink on dura-lar

84 x 40 inches

Wall - In the Wake 6

In the Wake 6

2018

ink on dura-lar

84 x 40 inches

Press Release

For the month of September, the Russo Lee Gallery will present Phantom Limbs by gallery artist Samantha Wall. Phantom Limbs is an exploration of family identity, cultural history, and loss. The drawing exhibition interweaves portraiture with Korean ritual narratives, summoning the past in order to decipher the present.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Samantha Wall immigrated to the United States as a child. She received her BFA from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. Wall is the recipient of awards and grants from organizations including the Oregon Arts Commission; Portland, Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council; The Ford Family Foundation; and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She was also a semi-finalist for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 and the winner of the Arlene Schnitzer Prize.