Haley Jane samuelson
"An indecisive movement" by Haley Jane Samuelson
In her new body of work, Haley Jane Samuelson distinctly shifts from her introspective self-portraits in the interior to portraits of others in sweeping, lush outdoor settings. Scenes are overflowing with magic hour light, rushes of texture and saturated, jewel tone color that take her photographs to a level so rich that the desire is to speak of them on painterly terms. Taking this step into nature's beauty and away from the stylized realities she constructed, elevates the depth of her work. In an image such as Quiet, being what I remember, except for the crisp, dark sound of the leaves being pulled back into the earth the cascading and effervescent light infuses the scene with a gentleness fresh to her palette. The still quietness is an example of the poignant turnabout when compared to a piece like Yawn Scream ...
Haley jane samuelson Another RoomIn Haley Jane Samuelson's series Another Room, the dualities and conflicts between youth and adulthood are dissected. A visible and palatable struggle is seen as phantoms of the past, present, and future are confronted. There is deep exploration into her personal relationships and her attraction to defining herself through others as well. Samuelson is a fraternal twin and as she has transitioned away from home she has been drawn to creating intimate relationships that simulated the one she had with her sister. For example, the one she has proceedede to develop with her boyfriend. In previous series, the work featured herself and her boyfriend in the apartment they shared. The work explored the boundaries between them emotionally and spatially within these rooms as well as featured objects related to themselves as individ...