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Jay Samit

Created May 7, 2020

Day 58 - Day 58 and the quarantine is getting to me. I miss walking on the beach, travel, and the freedom that comes with Summer weather. Los Angeles’ weather is perfect this time of year and yet, I am trapped inside with paradise just out of reach.

From exhibition America Disrupted, featuring a series of watercolors painted during the Covid-19 quarantine. At once a record of the artist’s emotional response to our current era, it is also a time Jay Samit found himself conflicted about his nation’s history. Part therapeutic, part social commentary, Samit’s palette reveals the fissures in American society further exposed by this unsettling period.