Artlink Hull is pleased to present “Approximations of Something”, sculptural works by Sam Larter. A recent First Class Fine Art graduate, Sam Larter makes work that is rooted in the everyday- the familiar and ubiquitous. Her intention is to transform objects and materials using traditional art mediums such as plaster and paint. Often she will use discarded objects- items that have been used and are no longer valued- which she manipulates by dipping into liquid materials, bending, crumpling, draping, or cutting.
Larter is aware of sculptural forms within space and of the value of form, the unconventional and unornamental. She captures the stark abstractness and lack of detail of found items, presenting the viewer with a pictoral, illusionistic object. The resulting work interrupts or unexpectedly belongs to the space it is placed within. The work can create an air of uncertainty.
Her work challenges expectations of material, subject matter, and the value of objects. She subverts items that we use routinely, altering the perceptions of the prescribed consumption it was intended for. The pieces are combinations that have been captured with an idiosyncratic eye of the everyday visual encounters using memory, imagination, and life.