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Urban Nest by Claudia Samper

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October 2 - 27, 2019

“Urban Nest” by Claudia Samper

Art Reception: Friday, October 11, 6 - 8:30pm

Meet the Artist: Saturday, October 26, 2 - 4pm with Artist Talk at 3pm

“Urban Nest” is a series of drawings, transparencies, and 3D representations seeking to explore the perception of our urban landscape through the interaction of people and nature, and concrete.

Over time, humans have migrated away from nature to build their nests in urban spaces. Although more and more of our dwellings are away from nature, green spaces relentlessly (but fortunately) invade our urban landscape despite our indifference. From curated parks and urban gardens, to weeds finding their way through asphalt and sidewalks, green spaces are here to restore a broken balance and bring humans slowly back to nature.

As an architect and artist herself, Claudia Samper tries to explore this synergy through opposites and juxtapositions: black and white vs. color; geometry vs. fluidity; transparency vs. opaqueness; softness vs. hardness. Drawing from her previous work, she uses birds as a metaphor. Cladua sees individuals roaming the cities dressed in their nicest, colorful plumage longing for connection in a sometimes unwelcome environment.

Claudia’s work urges us the need to restore a lost balance, the need to find our humanness and redefine our dwellings. We need to reconnect with nature. We need to find a new sense of belonging.

More than twenty years ago Claudia Samper moved from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the United States with her family, settled in Virginia and started anew. She holds a degree in architecture and was trained as a graphic designer. But after being involved in the design field for many years, her interest went beyond that into fine arts, Her work has been displayed in the Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC; Consulate of Argentina, New York, NY; William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, and several art galleries throughout the US and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Her work can be found in multiple private and corporate collections nationwide and abroad.

Please visit Claudia’s website to learn more about his work.

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