MARC STRAUS

Gallery

Anne Samat

October 21 - December 11, 2021

Opening Reception
Thu October 21 2021, 4pm - 8pm

Anne Samat (b. 1973, Malaysia), employs the South East Asian art of Pua Kumbu weaving, which she formally studied. She adds humble household goods from 99 cent stores to construct totemic wall sculptures.

They are brightly colored and gorgeous works, heavily adorned with details, each one resonating as an avatar or altar. The work emanates from her feelings about family, identities and the means by which they can be portrayed, freedoms and lack thereof, and more recently the ways in which COVID-19 has altered her life.

Just as the search for self is a long and winding process for humanity, her sculptures do not reveal their underpinnings easily. Yet each work is foundationally unique; they each have their own narrative embedded. They are about love, individuality, and liberation. All works in the show were created recently on the gallery’s fourth floor.

Samat graduated from the Mara Institute of Technology in Malaysia with a bachelor’s degree in textile design with an emphasis on weaving and minor in resist print technique. She has shown extensively in South East Asia, most recently in an exhibition entitled Stories We Scare Ourselves With at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan (2019), Elevation Laos, Vientiane, Laos and the Yokohama Triennale in Japan (2017). In 2018, she had an exhibition at Cestfossel Kunstlaboratorium in Norway, and in 2019, a residency and museum show at Hudson Valley MoCA in New York. Her work was featured in a major installation at the 2020 Asia Society Triennial in New York City, and a solo booth at The Armory Show 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Anne Samat  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Anne Samat Installation View
Works In Exhibition
Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
95 x 42 x 7 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
I Love You For All The Wrong Reasons #2

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
95 x 42 x 7 in.

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
89 x 52 x 7 in 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
I Love You For All The Wrong Reasons, #2

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
89 x 52 x 7 in

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
117 x 59 x 5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Eyes are like Angels But Heart is Cold #2

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
117 x 59 x 5 in.

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
79 x 113 x 5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
No Place for Beginners or Sensitive Heart #2

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
79 x 113 x 5 in.

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
62 x 44 x 5 in. (157.48 x 111.76 x 12.7 cm) 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Sewing the Seeds of Love, Courage, and Hope #2

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
62 x 44 x 5 in. (157.48 x 111.76 x 12.7 cm)

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
62 x 44 x 5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Sewing the Seeds of Love, Courage, and Hope #1

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
62 x 44 x 5 in.

Anne Samat 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
98 x 42 x 8 in. (248.92 x 106.68 x 20.32 cm) 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
I Love You For The Wrong Reasons #1

2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
98 x 42 x 8 in. (248.92 x 106.68 x 20.32 cm)

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