Shinique Smith. Forever Strong, 2014. Acrylic, ink, fabric and ribbon collage, and vintage hubcap on canvas over wood panel. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami. © Shinique Smith. Image via fristcenter.org.
Wonders and Rainbows
October 9, 2015 - January 10, 2016
FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
From Frist Center press release:
Highly expressive paintings and sculptures by New York–based artist Shinique Smith will be on view in the Frist Center’s exhibition Wonder and Rainbows. Ms. Smith, who was featured in the Frist Center’s 2013 presentation of 30 Americans, is celebrated for bringing dynamic energy to her work and employing common found objects within bold compositions.
Ms. Smith’s practice reflects influences as diverse as dance, fashion, Eastern philosophies, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, poetry, lyrics, and childhood wonder. “Smith’s kaleidoscopic sculptures and paintings are graceful yet forceful combinations of many different materials and ideas,” says Frist Center Curator Katie Delmez. “The works are meant to convey her personal history as well as a greater sense of cultural concern and connectivity.” By bringing together items both cherished and cast-off from multiple sources, each packed with its own history and aspects of the previous owner’s identity, Ms. Smith creates a compelling cross section of time, place, and meaning.
In the Frist Center’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, Ms. Smith will debut a new sculptural work of cut wood and collage, Open Word Lattice: Black and Rainbow, which will correspond to a site-specific wall painting in the central space.
On Saturday, October 10, Ms. Smith will give an Artist’s Perspective talk in the Frist Center Auditorium.
Read complete press release here for more information.