About the Artist
Samantha Scherer (Seattle) received a 2009 GAP for assistance in the production, presentation, documentation, and storage of her current project “Floodplains.” This project will examine the ways people cope in adverse circumstances and how the media records their reactions. It will result in a collection of larger watercolor drawings focusing further on the emptiness and minutiae of the captured events. Borrowing from images collected from various sources, Samantha reinterprets and personalizes contemporary culture in the drawn and painted snapshots.
Samantha received a 2006 GAP for production, presentation, and documentation of a new body of pen and ink with watercolor drawings. Scherer is investigating how the media imprints our imaginations and perceptions of fame. Tentatively entitled “Weekly Victims”, Scherer’s new pieces will focus on the weekly television series Law and Order from which she will create framed drawings based on the more than 370 murder victims (and counting) depicted on the show over the course of its run (the longest in television history). The installation was part of a show at Kirkland Arts Center Help me, I’m Hurt in 2007.
Samanthan also received a 1999 GAP.
Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.