Connie Samaras explores the intersection of landscape, technology and economics, exploring the liminal space between dystopia and utopia in her subject matter. She has recently completed a body of work produced at the South Pole, depicting the colonization of the extreme Antarctic landscape and the life support architecture it spawns. Here, Samaras shows two recently completed photographs, one a dramatic image of Griffith Park afire, and the other, an image of the set from Oliver Stone’s film, World Trade Center, in Marina del Rey.
Samaras is a professor in the Department of Studio Art and an affiliated faculty member in Women’s Studies at UC Irvine. Recent solo exhibitions have appeared in Mexico City; Los Angeles; Auckland, New Zealand; and Boston. She holds an MFA from Eastern Michigan University.http://www.gallerydesoto.com/artists/samaras/conniesamaras.html