"Samantha McCurdy // Substituting traditional canvas for thin, stretchable spandex, the works call to mind form-fitting attributes to a human figure. Each painting creates moments of tension through its invitation to imagine what lies hidden underneath the delicate surface and through its suggestive physical orientation, all the while maintaining its own unwavering agency."Living and working in Los Angeles, Samantha McCurdy is a native of Philadelphia and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her work has been included in gallery exhibitions in Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City and she recently completed a site-specific installation at The Standard, Hollywood hotel. McCurdy has previously exhibited with Galleri Urbane at the Dallas Art Fair as well as a solo exhibition at their Dallas Gallery. In addition to her own practice, Samantha also runs an art space and “intellectual pavilion” called That That, in Los Angeles.