Samantha Geballe: Self-Untitled
November 18 – February 28, 2017
Opening: Saturday, Dec 9, 6 – 9pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, Dec 9, 7pm
New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery presents Samantha Geballe: Self-Untitled, a solo exhibition by first place winner of the 2016 PhotoNOLA Review Prize.
Samantha Geballe is an artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on conceptual portraiture, allowing her to explore human emotion from the inside out. SELF-UNTITLED is an ongoing self-portrait series focused on self-image and healing that challenges viewers to question what it means to accept oneself. The work envisions the feeling that false interpretation provokes, and speaks more broadly to the mistreatment of a person.
SELF-UNTITLED required fearlessness from the artist. She shares her body and her story through images that invite viewers to say, “I’ve been there, too.” Through her art, Geballe has learned that being vulnerable and forming connections can be healing.
“What strikes me about Samantha Geballe’s approach to self-portraiture is the complex psychology at play. Her images and her body are entirely her own creation. This fusion between the two is captivating, as the pictures render a powerful an inner narrative.
Samantha portrays a proud yet gentle spirit in photographs that explore modern medical realities and fierce self-actualization.” – Laura Blereau, Hilliard University Art Museum
Samantha Geballe, a California native, was born and raised just outside of San Francisco in a small town called Woodside. Art is an interest of her family’s but that is not what propelled Samantha to create. Her ability to express herself through creative form is in her nature and she has been producing art in many different mediums since early childhood.
Currently, Samantha’s work focuses on conceptual portraiture, allowing her to explore human emotion from the inside out. She is working on an on-going self-portrait series focused on body image and healing that challenges viewers to question what it means to accept oneself.