Artist: Clare Samani
Media: Paper, Ink, Clothes, and Print
Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
Clare Samani used to live in San Fernando Valley but now has temporarily moved to Long Beach to attend CSULB. She in the School of Arts program with an emphasis in printmaking. She has always loved drawing and painting since she was a child. Once she graduates, she wants to go to school in Louisiana to further her education is printmaking.
Samani’s work incorporates articles of clothing that she has found, bought, or given. She does an amazing job at blending multiple colors into the pieces that make the art pop out and appeal to the eye. As well as multiple colors, she also incorporates different patterns that depend on what type of clothing she has.
Samani really showed her interest with how people present themselves by this art piece. She chose each color individually based on what color people wear often. The pieces of art are so big because she used real articles of clothing to recreate the pattern.
This exhibit was quite intriguing. The different patterns really caught my eye and drew me into the paintings. It is quite amazing how she incorporated those patterns within the painting. I am not much of a fashion person but I definitely really enjoyed this exhibit.