A choice of work by Pennsylvania-based artist Samantha Joy Groff. Groff obtained her MFA from Yale College of Artwork in 2022 and earned a twin undergraduate diploma from Parsons College of Design in built-in trend design and movie research. Raised in a small Mennonite neighborhood in rural Pennsylvania, Groff’s work usually options animals, crops, and feminine topics entangled in a knot of competing needs. Pitting the conservative values of the Pennsylvania Dutch in opposition to up to date beliefs of wealth and sexuality, Groff indulges in excessive emotional have an effect on and sensual physique/land entanglements via the feminine expertise:
“The determine is bent in unnatural methods to suit the image aircraft’s impossibly tight composition because the stress of arduous dwelling retains the our bodies confined. Drawing on medieval animal research analysis, Groff paints the animal topics oscillating between unhealthy taxidermy, animal image, and life like rendering. The animal topics’ altering types evoke the human feeling of a fractured psyche that comes with the connection of dwelling with and processing animals in agriculture.”
Take a look at extra of Groff’s work under!