Arts Center Lecture Hall- Room 120
Construction lumber, cubed structures, veils, and shrouded bits of architecture are the repeating characters in Smith’s current abstractions. Inspired by personal narrative and day-to-day interpersonal relationships, his paintings concentrate on employing abstraction to communicate the poetics of the human experience. Using his current paintings, Smith will talk about his formal, conceptual, and narrative concerns. Dwelling on the specifics, he will focus on the significance of process and the role signifiers have in creating his casts of characters and their relationship to the overall development of his paintings.