Past Shows & Events
Next Year_Lindsay Smith
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 6pm-9pm
Show Runs: November 5 - December 3
There is a tranquility to Lindsay Smith’s mixed media watercolor landscapes, scenes that appear to capture moments of quiet reflection. However in her new exhibition Next Year, this work reveals the ordinary in a future where civilization has collapsed…the aftermath of a worldwide breakdown that dismantles our traditional concepts of routine and daily existence. Smith is drawn to exploring the intimate affects of such a catastrophic event, the impact on individual lives and how it might change the way humans perceive the built and natural spaces they inhabit.
The work captures moments in between struggle, environments stark yet beautiful, with figures continuing to create homes and pursuing other simple acts of survival not too far removed from the familiar everyday. As watercolor renderings the pieces have a hazy dreamlike quality teetering between realism and abstraction, crumbling buildings melt into the hills and rocky terrains, allowing the medium to evoke an uncertain nostalgia. Her work is not about chaos or destruction but instead discovery, evolution and acceptance as her subjects navigate the ruins and artifacts of an existence now lost to history.
Lindsay Smith graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007 with a BFA. She received several scholarships and a 2008/09 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Smith’s work has been seen at SooVAC in Untitled 6 and A New Breed of Watercolor, as well as group exhibitions at Rosalux, and Art of This. Next Year will be Lindsay Smith’s first solo exhibition.
Also Available is a signed/limited edition print of the piece Camo (pictured below). The print (paper size 13" x 19" image size 9.5" x 13") can be purchased at SooVAC or ONLINE HERE.
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