|Paul Anthony Smith and Carrie Secrist photographed May 3,2014 at the Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL. BlackArtistNews photo. All rights reserved.|
BlackArtistNews | May 6, 2014
On May 3, 2014, BlackArtistNews attended the reception for Paul Anthony Smith: Mangos and Crabs at the Carrie Secrist Gallery and snapped this photo of the Brooklyn-based emerging artist with the gallery owner. The works presented are a study in contrasts: velvety smooth monochromatic paintings are sided with distressed inkjet prints; their surfaces methodically scraped to obscure the individual figures that lie within the photographic plane. All of the pieces were conceived in 2013 during Smith’s visit to his hometown of Port Antonio, Jamaica and show his ability to deftly abstract the human form.