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Samantha Box’s new body of work, Caribbean Dreams, is a series of complex studio still lifes of personal, familial, and regionally-referenced objects, heirlooms, fruits, vegetables, and plants, onto which she collages family and vernacular images, fruit stickers, packaging, and receipts. A departure from earlier methods and subject matter, the constructed, experimental, and unpredictable compositions of Caribbean Dreams embody Box’s exploration of multiple diasporic Caribbean histories and identities.

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An opening reception and artist talk with Samantha Box will be held on Thursday, September 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery. Her exhibition catalog, Contact Sheet 218, and signed limited-edition fine print titled Tropical Family Portrait, 2020 will be available for purchase after the reception.

About the Artist

Samantha Box is a Jamaican-born, Bronx-based photographer. She has exhibited work at the DePaul Art Museum, Houston Center of Photography, the ICP Museum, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Box has been an Artist-in-Residence at both Center of Photography at Woodstock and Light Work. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography/Bard College (2019) and a certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Studies from the International Center of Photography (2006). She has twice received the NYFA Fellowship in Photography (2010 and 2022).