ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - October 29th - April 30th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">The tools of Japanese lacquer makers are implements of prolonged use and objects of remarkable beauty. These humble, functional boards, bowls, buckets, shelves, and drawers were used to produce lacquer and in that process they became aesthetic objects. In their myriad colorful drips and accumulated layers of viscous texture, they record the countless lacquer objects created from them. Lacquer makers, aware of how intimately their tools reveal the physical properties of lacquer and trace the craftsman&rsquo;s work habits, sometimes augmented those random results with deftly placed drips that transform those tools into a kind of artistic object. When their years of use were over, the objects might be polished to reveal buried layers of color. Such &ldquo;interventions&rdquo; stem from the craftsman&rsquo;s creative curiosity and, in some cases, his desire to find buyers so that the tool may begin a second life as something to be collected. As process and product, device and object of desire, these hybrid articles tell us much about Japanese lacquer making and the relationship of craftsmen to their tools.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:28:13 +0000 Joseph Domjan - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - August 6th - March 12th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">Beginning August 6, <strong><em>EUROPEAN AND SCANDINAVIAN TEXTILES </em></strong>from the Museum&rsquo;s permanent collection will be on view in the Warren Theater Gallery. Selected pieces include head covers from Croatia, embroidered panels from Greece, decorative wall hangings from Sweden and Poland, and women&rsquo;s hats from the S&aacute;mi culture in Finland. A large tapestry by the Hungarian-born artist Joseph Domjan (1907-1992), pictured here, will also be exhibited, along with a kilim rug from the Oltenia region of Romania, a <em>rya </em>rug from Helsinki, Finland, and a late-19th century coverlet from the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy located in the Mediterranean Sea.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:26:10 +0000 Erik Gronborg - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - August 6th - March 12th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">The first major retrospective devoted to Erik Gronborg, this exhibition will present a full picture of this Danish-born American artist&rsquo;s creative life over fifty-five years. Guest-curated by Dave Hampton, this project brings together examples of Gronborg&rsquo;s sculpture in cast bronze, carved wood, and other media, as well as studio furniture and a comprehensive survey of his ceramics. Images of the remarkable house and garden that Erik and his wife Irina have carefully modified over the years in Solana Beach will add environmental context for the objects in the exhibition. Gronborg&rsquo;s writing, another aspect of his rich creative life, will also be featured.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:24:45 +0000 - Mingei International Museum - San Diego - April 2nd - October 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">After the Museum&rsquo;s year and a half devoted to American folk art, craft and design it seems appropriate to return to Mingei&rsquo;s origins and to plumb again the rich core of the Museum&rsquo;s collection, its Japanese arts of daily life. Brief selections from Soetsu Yanagi&rsquo;s writings (he coined the word <em>mingei</em>) will accompany and give context to a wide range of objects, not thought of as art until Yanagi&rsquo;s inspired insight, but today recognized as beautiful and often timeless.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent gifts and purchases will be featured along with long-held objects that are well-known to Museum members and much-admired by them. Among donated treasures to be seen for the first time will be important textiles: indigo-dyed bed-clothes, futon covers, door-way hangings, wrapping cloths, kimono, kimono belts made from recycled material and painted Boys&rsquo; Day and birthday banners.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A large selection from 153 mostly-19th century Shinto <em>ema</em> paintings just acquired by purchase will also be exhibited for the first time. These are folk paintings, depictive of animals familiar and exotic, of vegetables and people in a manner truly disarming. They were sold at shrines (still are) and hung there by devotees as offerings to accompany prayers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Among familiar treasures will be: baskets, soba cups, tea kettles and pots, cabinets, distinctive coats of the Ainu (Japan&rsquo;s indigenous people), kimono of national treasure Keisuke Serizawa, a selection of anonymous pottery as well as that of famed potters Kanjiro Kawai, Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:22:52 +0000 Group Show - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - November 19th - January 22nd, 2017 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:17:52 +0000 Alex Yanes - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Alex Yanes is a Miami artist drawing influence from his family&rsquo;s Cuban roots through his exploration of local Miami culture.&nbsp; It was there that he was exposed to the gritty, fast-paced and ever-evolving nature of art.&nbsp; Much of his work closely relates to his exposure to the skateboard, tattoo, hip-hop and rock culture present in Miami during the 1980s and &lsquo;90s, creating his own form of reality through combinations of materials like wood, acrylic, resin and enamel in three-dimensional installation pieces that seek to reveal elements of Yanes&rsquo; own personal history and the impacts of fast-paced city life. In this sense, his art serves as an autobiography, directly associated with Yanes&rsquo; individual experiences through his lifetime. Through the innovative use of color and his whimsical and imaginative style, Yanes&rsquo; art takes on a form that is widely relatable, speaking volumes to both collectors and new art lovers alike.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Alex Yanes was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has been interested in art since childhood, having won his first award at the age of six. Yanes began pursuing art full-time in 2006. &nbsp;Since then, he has worked with Adidas, Red Bull, Sony, The Learning Channel, Vans, Kidrobot, Neiman Marcus, St. Jude&rsquo;s Hospital, The Dan Morino Foundation, Miami Children&rsquo;s Museum, NBA Cares and The Children&rsquo;s Trust, spreading his art to as many corners of the world as possible. &nbsp;Yanes&rsquo; work is now a staple in Wynwood, Miami&rsquo;s art district, and he awaits upcoming exhibitions to showcase his art worldwide in locations such as New York, Illinois, California, Germany, The United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:57:45 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">The artists that have produced this work are an unnamed collective of local creators that seek to promote inquiry-based interactions in art. These questions are explored in the collection of works from this group of artists, who come from diverse backgrounds and specialties. Their experiences range from blockbuster films to special effects, props, puppetry, video games, toys and technology.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">What does the effect of technology have on the electoral process or the office of the presidency?</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">How does information and technology craft our narrative of what constitutes a perfect candidate?</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Why is it that Abraham Lincoln is considered one of America&rsquo;s favorite leaders?</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">What qualities did he have that warranted that categorization?</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">How did the technology of Lincoln&rsquo;s time impact the public conversation?</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Do we design our own ideal leader within an information-based society? &nbsp;How does that affect our expectations?</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:01:30 +0000 Jae Yong Kim - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Jae Yong Kim is a Korean native who has spent the majority of his life traveling, observing and developing the themes of his art. His work greatly reflects the turmoil of a highly mobile existence, with the question of &ldquo;home&rdquo; appearing as a recurring theme as he explores what this concept means to him. On the subject of his art, Kim states, &ldquo;We live in an incredibly fast paced culture that encourages and requires people to have confidence and strength, and there is seldom any room for failure and doubt, even though these are essential elements in life and absolutely necessary for growth.&rdquo; Kim primarily works with ceramics and installation, displaying a consistent, quirky and eccentric style that accurately reflects the artist&rsquo;s own personality, making his work truly recognizable. </p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Donuts first appeared in Kim&rsquo;s work as a symbol of greed and gluttony, representative of his somewhat negative experiences while endeavoring to understand the financial world of New York City. &ldquo;The donuts I see as a possibility of working out problem situations in my life and addressing how money is handled and treated in America,&rdquo; said Kim. Rather than focusing on how to make money and learning a business-based jargon that the artist didn&rsquo;t particularly care to understand, Kim decided to instead create his own language to say what he thought was important. &ldquo;I started making more donuts because this is what made me happy,&rdquo; said Kim. &ldquo;Donuts are a treat but they aren&rsquo;t all good,&rdquo; he said, &ldquo;Donuts, sweets and junk food are typical fare for those living in poverty or just above it. Cheap and yummy, donuts also give a quick burst of energy which lets you keep going. They can also provide a satisfying balm when life and trying to get by is difficult.&rdquo; Created from clay fired with three different types of glaze, these sculptures come in several shapes and finishes, representing the varieties of the actual treat as well as the artist&rsquo;s interest in paying homage to the works of relevant art-historical figures such as Yayoi Kusama and Jackson Pollock. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Kim has stated that each donut is unique and carries the mark of the artist&rsquo;s hand.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Jae Yong Kim spent a significant portion of his early childhood traveling, having lived in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before moving back to South Korea. After high school, he moved to the United States by himself in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hartford. From there, he went on to earn a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Fine Arts for Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Kim has participated in both group and solo exhibitions and shown internationally in settings such as the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan, the Korean Craft Promotion Foundation Gallery in Seoul, the Art and Industry Gallery in San Diego, the Lyons Wier Gallery, Marshall M. Frederick&rsquo;s Sculpture Museum, The Dennos Museum Center, Hunterdon Art Museum, Kate Shin Gallery at Waterfall Mansion and Philadelphia Art Alliance, as well as numerous group exhibitions worldwide. Kim lives and works in both Seoul, South Korea and the New York City area; he is currently a professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:52:47 +0000 Daniel Albrigo - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Daniel Albrigo is a Southern California based artist, drawing influence from aspects of modern American culture.&nbsp; Albrigo predominately works with the medium of painting, but also includes photography, drawing and various printing methods in his work practice. Mostly self-taught, he explores classical and contemporary themes of realism, touching on American culture both appropriated and observed. Instead of the more traditional use of photography as reference for his paintings,&nbsp;he began taking portraits of artists in their studio spaces as part of an ongoing project of new American imagery.&nbsp; Beginning in April 2015, Albrigo focused on artist Raymond Pettibon, photographing him in his New York City studio.&nbsp; Over the course of a few visits, Albrigo captured Pettibon with various pieces of sporting equipment and was guided through the vast collection of sports memorabilia he had, filling up almost every corner of his studio.&nbsp; In this series of photos, the audience will be privy to the raw passion for the great American sport of baseball in the working space of an iconic American artist. Baseball with Pettibon is the beginning of an ongoing series of Raymond Pettibon and his collection of diverse equipment, highlighting sports through revealing its longstanding influence on American culture.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Daniel Albrigo was born in Pomona, California in 1982. Albrigo has had solo exhibitions at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, Muddguts Gallery in New York City, and a split show at Western Exhibitions in Chicago with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. The collaborative work he created with P-Orridge has been shown at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Albrigo currently resides and works in Long Beach, California.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:03:09 +0000 Gerald Clarke - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Gerald Clarke is a Native American artist from Southern California whose artwork focuses on drawing attention to the contemporary existence of indigenous peoples.&nbsp; With views of Native American culture being driven by popular stereotypes, Clarke aims to give back the essence of humanity to these groups. He searches for unconventional beauty in the world, often found through exploring his reality as a contemporary Native man. Clarke&rsquo;s craftsmanship conveys pride, respect and authority, both celebrating and mourning what is revealed in his search for newfound appreciation of the world. &nbsp;The artist seeks to teach through his work, attempting to express the passion, pain and reverence of contemporary Native life, invoking a greater understanding of these marginalized groups through an emotional response from his audience. &nbsp;A self-proclaimed &ldquo;kitchen-sink&rdquo; artist, Clarke has no definitive visual genre, utilizing whichever format, tools or techniques most effectively express his desired message. He often explores aspects of installation, mixed media, video and performance, while incorporating Native American craft techniques such as traditional basket-weaving. </p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Gerald Clarke is a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians located about 40 miles southwest of Palm Springs, California. He is an artist, educator, cattle rancher and small business owner, taking an active role in preserving Native languages and culture. &nbsp;Clarke teaches sculpture and new media at Idyllwild Arts Academy, where he is the Visual Arts Department Chair, and will begin teaching Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside. &nbsp;In the past, he has served as an Assistant Professor of Art at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. In addition to teaching, Clarke has been part of a variety of exhibitions featured both nationally and abroad. &nbsp;In 2007, he was awarded the Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. Clarke resides in Anza, California, tending to his family&rsquo;s ranch on the Native reservation where he served as Vice-Chairman on the Tribal Council from 2006-2012.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:48:43 +0000 Scott Listfield - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Scott Listfield is a contemporary artist known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick&rsquo;s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a vision of the future which never quite came to pass, Listfield combines images of modern day landscapes with his signature astronaut, fully clad in space garb. Having grown up with the space-age perception of the future depicted in popular media, Listfield finds our present to be strange and unusual, worth exploring in its own right. He approaches modern existence in a way that makes it seem estranged and alien, allowing audiences the rare chance to interpret the contemporary society we live in from an outsider&rsquo;s viewpoint.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Scott Listfield was born in Boston and studied art at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. In 2000, after some time spent abroad, Scott returned to America where, he began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs. Listfield has been profiled in Wired Magazine, Juxtapoz, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings and on WBZ-TV Boston. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Miami and Boston.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:46:22 +0000 Karen Nyberg - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 30th <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">When astronaut Karen Nyberg launched for her mission aboard the International Space Station, she brought with her some unusual items, including: a spool of ivory thread, five needles, and three &ldquo;fat quarters&rdquo; of fabric. During the five month stint that she spent living aboard the Space Station as a flight engineer, Nyberg became the first person to quilt while in orbit. As one might imagine, the astronaut and artist ran into some unique difficulties while striving to complete her zero-gravity project, including figuring out how to best store her sewing supplies (Velcro and Ziploc bags kept needles and strips of fabric from floating away) and how to cut floating fabric. Of the latter, Nyberg states, &ldquo;Imagine if you take a piece of fabric and hold it out in front of you. Now, take your scissors and try to cut it and that is exactly what it is like. Because you can&rsquo;t lie it down on the floor, and you can&rsquo;t use a rotary cutter, you just have to cut.&rdquo; Despite these difficulties, Nyberg successfully completed a nine-by-nine inch, red, white and blue quilt square. Upon returning to Earth, Nyberg expanded upon her &ldquo;Astronomical Quilt,&rdquo; calling for quilters from all over the world to submit star themed fabric blocks to be included in the final product. Nyberg received over 2,200 submissions, which were sewn together to create 28 quilt panels, with the original star at the center. &ldquo;With a project like this, what I think is really cool, is that you can take somebody from every part of this world and find something that you have in common with them. And we really do have something in common with people from everywhere,&rdquo; Nyberg said. </p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Born in Vining, Minnesota, Karen Nyberg graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota where she received a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She then earned a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, for her work researching human thermoregulation and metabolic testing at the Austin Bioheat Transfer Laboratory, with special focus on thermo neutrality in space suits. Nyberg is currently an American mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:42:15 +0000 - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - October 8th - October 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">As an institution, MOAH is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture through an ever-growing collection of both artifacts and art. One of a museum&rsquo;s primary functions is stewardship&mdash;the responsible planning and management of resources. At MOAH, this objective is implemented is through a focus on preserving Southern California&rsquo;s unique history via the Museum&rsquo;s extensive collection. As such, the art in this retrospective includes contributions by both local and internationally known artists, featuring pieces that represent our region both literally, with the inclusion of early California landscapes, and conceptually, with a nod to community involvement in the aerospace industry and artists&rsquo; use of new materials, resin and plastics. Beginning in 2012, the Museum developed its Juried Collection, which features the work of local artists who took top awards at MOAH&rsquo;s annual All-Media Juried Exhibition. Through its dynamic collection, MOAH celebrates the richness of the region and the unique qualities that encompass the Antelope Valley.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:39:22 +0000 Robert T. McCall, Robert Schaar, Group Show - Lancaster Museum of Art and History - August 13th - October 2nd <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">In late 1946, 13 engineers from the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Virginia arrived at Edwards Air Force Base to establish what is now known as NASA&rsquo;s Armstrong Flight Research Center, participating in the first supersonic research flights by the Bell X-1 rocket plane. Just a year later, on October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew his Bell X-1 over Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards, reaching an altitude of 40,000 feet and exceeding speeds of 662 mph, breaking the sound barrier for the first time in aviation history. Today, NASA&rsquo;s Armstrong Flight Research Center is the primary hub of atmospheric flight research and operations in the United States, housing some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Critical in carrying out missions of space exploration and aeronautical research and development, the Center continues to accelerate advances and make important discoveries in the fields of science, technology, operations and testing. The Center also houses a fleet of manned and un-manned environmental science aircraft which support new developments in the fields of Astrophysics and Earth Science, fulfilling NASA&rsquo;s goals of enhancing education, knowledge, innovation, economic vitality and stewardship of the Earth.</p> <p class="font_7" style="text-align: justify;">Probing the Sky features over 50 pieces borrowed from the Flight Research Center&rsquo;s collection, detailing the illustrious history of aviation innovation in Southern California. Featured works include &ldquo;The Apollo Story&rdquo; by the late aerospace artist Dr. Robert T. McCall, Robert Schaar&rsquo;s painted portraits of the NACA/NASA pilots inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor on The BLVD and various paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists known for their work in and about the aerospace industry. Dr. Robert T. McCall&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Apollo Story&rdquo; is a suite of five original cold stone lithographs depicting the legacy of the Apollo moon-landing program. Cold stone lithography is a printing process in which artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images on limestone, which is then chemically etched. Exhibiting artist Robert Schaar is a highly regarded portrait painter who is one of an elite group of artists comprising the NASA Art Program; his work was included in NASA&rsquo;s Visions of Flight program, viewed in museums worldwide. Schaar&rsquo;s &ldquo;Walk of Honor&rdquo; portraits feature test pilots whose aviation careers were marked by significant achievements beyond one accomplishment. Shown together, these works comprise a vivid retelling of some of the most significant figures and achievements in aeronautics.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:10:00 +0000 Kristin Leachman - Laguna Art Museum - October 16th - January 15th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">Fascinated by patterns, textures, and the seemingly chance imagery that can emerge from them, Kristin Leachman bases her latest series of paintings on the tissue that transports water from the roots of trees up to the leaves:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Conceived as mystical messages and artifacts, they are an exploration of the sinews that bind us together, both physically and metaphysically. Nature is my guide as it was for the first Angeleno artists, Native American women.&nbsp;I consider them landscape paintings because they incorporate the landscape into their making.&nbsp;I allow the xylem to communicate information from the California forests through naturally occurring symbols, celestial bodies, natural phenomena, and animal imagery. Each painting describes for me the mythic history and essence of the landscape.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A native of Virginia, Leachman studied Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and Production Design at the American Film Institute, working for several years as a production designer in Hollywood before returning to full-time painting. Examples of her work are in the collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the San Diego Museum of Art, among others. She lives and works in Pasadena.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays</em> is a key element in the museum&rsquo;s annual Art &amp; Nature festival (November 3-6). It is accompanied by a film about the artist and her work, and a booklet that includes an interview with longtime admirer Professor Derrick Cartwright.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:19:01 +0000 Phillip K. Smith - Laguna Art Museum - October 16th - January 15th, 2017 <p style="text-align: justify;">Phillip K Smith&nbsp;III&rsquo;s&nbsp;monumental installation&nbsp;<em>Bent Parallel</em>&nbsp;envelopes&nbsp;viewers in immersive reflective light&nbsp;continuing the artist&rsquo;s ongoing dialogue with color theory, optics, scale, and technology. Appearing as two intersecting, color-field walls, this hinge-like structure merges surfaces to engender a perceptual atmosphere that shifts and blends colored light. This installation creates a third, material-less, zero-thickness plane that mixes the adjacent colors and extends the physical bounds of the immediate space. The resulting environment&nbsp;appears simultaneously infinite and finite, while hues push and pull and saturate and dissolve the surroundings, encouraging us to focus on the interaction and movement of pure color.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Los Angeles, California in 1972, Phillip K Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design before returning to the Southern California desert where he was raised. Smith has participated in the Artist-in-Residence Programs at Dartmouth College and the Palm Springs Art Museum. Building upon a foundation of the perceptual exploration of light, color, and space, Smith creates intensely physical and seemingly ephemeral sculptures. His large-scale, temporary installations include the internationally renowned&nbsp;<em>Lucid Stead</em>&nbsp;(2013) in Joshua Tree, California; and&nbsp;<em>Reflection Field</em><em>&nbsp;</em>(2014) and&nbsp;<em>Portals</em><em>&nbsp;</em>(2016) both of which debuted at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.&nbsp;Smith has had solo exhibitions at Royale Projects&nbsp;: Contemporary in Los Angeles,&nbsp;Palm Springs Art Museum,&nbsp;Jaffe-Freide&nbsp;Gallery at Dartmouth College,&nbsp;and&nbsp;the University of La Verne. His works have been included in major group exhibitions at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California and the University of California, Riverside. His monumental works are sited throughout California and beyond including Boston, Kansas City, Nashville, and Oklahoma City. Recently, he has been commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the City of West Hollywood, California and the City of Bellevue, Washington. Next year, Smith will participate in <em>Desert X 2017</em>, an international contemporary art exhibition that will focus on environmental, social, and cultural conditions of the 21<sup>st</sup> century. The artist and his works have been featured in numerous online and print publications including <em>Art in America</em>, <em>Architectural Digest</em>, <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, Hyperallergic, Chris Van Ueffelen&rsquo;s book <em>500 x Art In Public</em>, and Henry M. Sayre&rsquo;s textbook <em>A World of Art</em>.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:17:30 +0000