Dot Fiftyone Gallery

Dot Fiftyone Gallery

7275 NE 4 Ave #101
Miami, FL 33138
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Anastasia Samoylova
South Beach Reflection, 2017
Archival pigment print
40 x 32 inches
Edition of 5

Anastasia Samoylova: Floodzone

Curated by Veronica Flom

June 15—September 14, 2020

Dot Fiftyone is delighted to announce Anastasia Samoylova’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Comprising a substantial selection of works from her acclaimed photographic project FloodZone, the exhibition presents a sharp and poetic observation of the impacts of sea level rise the Southern Unites States. Featured in The New Yorker, Bloomberg, El País, Washington Post, Collectors Daily among other key publications, the book of the project, with over 80 images, was released by Steidl in 2019.
Anastasia Samoylova’s subtle sensitivity and incisive wit inform her unique way of looking at one of most urgent issues of the 21st Century: climate change. Her engagement with water is what ultimately determines the sense of her work. The artist moves through natural and urban spaces, picking out eerie details that remind us of the possibility of an imminent catastrophe. The result is a singular portrait of the region, which captures its ambiguous essence as a heavenly but fragile and uncertain geography.
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Anastasia Samoylova
Fountain, 2017
Dye-sublimation print on aluminum
40 x 50 inches
Edition of 5

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Anastasia Samoylova
Eggs, 2020
Archival pigment print
40 x 32 inches
Edition of 5

Pastel-painted walls, advertisements in construction sites, desolate landscapes after rain or a hurricane, and idyllic summer pools hint at the complexities beneath the official picturesque iconography. Mixing lyric documentary, gently staged photos and epic aerial views, FloodZone depicts the shoreline between growth and destruction, pleasure and collapse. Samoylova’s work defies any categorization of environmental photography or eco-photography. Instead, it is a critical yet heartfelt response to the precariousness of artificial paradises and the imminence of disaster, and a metaphor for a society that is ready for a change.

About Anastasia Samoylova

Anastasia Samoylova moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. In 2020 she has held a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum at USF Tampa. Since then her work was presented at the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, in Germany. Other recent exhibitions include Salisbury University; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; Griffin Museum of Photography; Aperture Foundation; as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Israel, Spain, Netherlands and South Korea. Her work is included in the collections of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Art Slant Collection, Paris, among others. She received a number of grants for her ongoing project FloodZone, including the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. The book of the project was published by Steidl in 2019. Samoylova received her MFA in Photography from Bradley University and MA in Environmental Design from Russian State University for the Humanities.
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Anastasia Samoylova
Park Avenue, 2018
Archival pigment print
40 x 32 inches
Edition of 5

About Dot Fiftyone Gallery

Dot Fiftyone is a Miami based gallery with a focus on contemporary Latin American art. Founded in 2003 by Alfredo Guzman and Isaac Perelman, the gallery is dedicated to exhibiting emerging and established artists whose works encourage dynamic ideas and discourses. Workshops, lectures, events, as well as philanthropy are also part of the gallery program.

Mr. Perelman, former President of the Miami Art Dealers Association (MADA), and Mr. Guzman, former chairman on the Board of the Wynwood Arts District Association (WADA), have reinforced their involvement in the development of the arts in the city.

Dot Fiftyone enjoys a strong collector base in Miami, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and Latin America.

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Anastasia Samoylova
Pool after Hurricane, 2017
Archival pigment print.
40 x 32 inches
Edition of 5