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Dave Smith

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20111003205241-rope_trick_48_x_60_in
Rope Trick, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
20111127221405-american_2009
American, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 60 X 48 Ins.
20110516202536-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_008
Nassau Sunset, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48ins.
Lamps_plus
Lamps Plus, 2006 Acrylic On Canvas 60" X 48"
20121001055823-caribbean_2_2012_48x36ins
Caribbean 2, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 36 Ins. © The artist
Orange_co
Orange County Bthrm. with Choice of Brass or Chrome, 1999 Acrylic & Joint Compound On Drywall 48" X 48"
American_oak__12_x_48_ins
American Oak, 2003 Acrylic On Melamine Shelving 12" X 48"
Neighbors__2003__48_x_72_ins
Neighbors, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 72" X 48"
Monument_valley_copy
Monument Valley, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas 60" X 48"
Mtn
Mountain Views, 2003 Acrylic On Printed Fabric 48" X 48"
Affordable_dream_homes_1998
Affordable Dream Homes, 1998 Acrylic On Vinyl Tiles 12" X 36"
Presidents___campers
'Presidents & Campers', 1993 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 30"
Canyon_sunset
Cyn. Sunset, 2001 Acrylic On Canvas 19 X 72 Ins.
C41t9982
'Detourned' exhibition (with Merwin Belin) , Los Angeles Harbor College, 2009
C41t9985
'Between a Rock & a Hard Place' 2005; 'Rope Trick' 2009, 'Detourned' exhibition, Los Angeles Harbor College, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas
Cadillac-calypso___1989___26_x_68_ins
Cadillac Calypso, 1989 Acrylic On Canvas 26 X 68 Ins.
Gulfstream_boogie-woogie____1990___26_x_72_ins
Gulf Stream Boogie-Woogie, 1990 Acrylic On Canvas 26 X 72 Ins. © Collection: Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Nassau, Bahamas
American_bodies___1986___24_x__78_ins
American Bodies, 1986 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 78 Ins.
Condo_cactus_cowboy___1990___48_x_72_ins
Condo-Cactus-Cowboy, 1990 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 72 Ins.
20110516203710-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_011
That Golden Charm, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 36ins.
20110516204109-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_004
Art Collector, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48ins. © Collection: D'Aguilar Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas
20110516204248-caribbean__2011
Caribbean, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
20110516204521-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_012
Treasure Island, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © Collection: Dawn Davies, Nassau, Bahamas
20110516204657-blues_from_the_other_side_2011
Blues from the Other Side, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
20110516204812-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_006
Cul-de-Sac, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
20110516204955-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_009
Optimum Conditioning, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 48 Ins.
20130303093015-img_0320
Sea Cruise, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
20110516215755-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_005
Changing of the Guard, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
20110516215903-dave_smith-nassau_re-visited_007
East St. Medley, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 48 Ins.
20110516205318-l1010529_
Dave Smith: Nassau Re-Visited, 2011 Central Bank Of The Bahamas Art Gallery
20130303090909-_stomp__2012
Stomp, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130303091357-_all_the_things_you_are___2013
All the Things You Are, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 36 Ins. © The artist
20130303091518-_imperial___2013
Imperial, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 © The artist
20130303091711-_sepia_silver___gold__2012
XXX #2, 2012 Acrylic & Glitter On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130303091945-_v8___2013
V8, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 36 Ins. © The artist
20130303092117-_xxx__2012
XXX, 2012 Acrylic & Glitter On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130304041152-_take-out___2013
Take-Out, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130315035258-warmth_of_the_sun_2010
Warmth of the Sun, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130315040632-afternoon_carport___1978___30_x_40_ins
Afternoon Carport, 1978 Oil On Canvas 30 X 40 Ins. © (destroyed)
20130315041203-nassau_trinity___1980___30_x_20_ins
Nassau Trinity, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 30 X 20 Ins. © Estate of Joy Thomson, Bahamas.
20130315041906-plains_of_promise_1980_26_x_50
Plains of Promise, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 26 X 50 Ins. © The artist
20130315042242-twist_of_fate____1980____28_x_50_ins
Twist of Fate, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas With Synthetic Fur On Wood. 28 X 50 Ins. © The artist
20130315042545-some_trim_in_our_lives___1981____36_x_54_ins
Some Trim in our Lives, 1981 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 54 Ins. © The artist
20130315042909-brief_encounter___1980
Brief Encounter, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 26 X 50 Ins. © The estate of Brent Malone, Nassau, Bahamas.
20130315043220-two_moons__one_night___1980
Two Moons, One Night, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 54 Ins. © Collection: Neal & Pat Walshe, UK.
20130315043440-time-passage___1980___32_x_64_ins
Time Passage, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 32 X 64 Ins. © Collection: Neal & Joann Behagg, Nassau,Bahamas.
20130315043807-mv
MV Bahamaland, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 23 X 55 Ins. © Collection: Len & Stella Archer, Nassau, Bahamas.
20130315044058-drive-in_sky___1980
Drive-In Skyscape, 1980 Acrylic On Canvas 32 X 40 Ins. © Collection: Neal & Pat Walshe, UK.
20130315044331-oasis___1981___37_x_28_ins
Oasis, 1981 Acrylic On Canvas 37 X 28 Ins. © Collection: S.F.E Banking Corp. Nassau, Bahamas.
20130315060408-818___99
818, 1999 Acrylic On Vinyl Tile 12 X 24 Ins. © The artist
20130315060816-blue___green_landscape__24_x_12_ins
Blue & Green Landscape, 2003 Acrylic On Vinyl Tile 24 X 12ins. © The artist
20130315061202-spanish_in_glendale_ca
Spanish in Glendale, CA, 2001 Acrylic On Melamine Shelving 12 X 24 Ins. © The artist
20130315062941-close_to_everything_2001
Close to Everything, 2001 Acrylic On Vinyl Tile 12 X 24 Ins. © The artist
20130315063513-venus_if_you_will
Venus If You Will Acrylic On Vinyl,Melamine & Fabric 12 X 36 Ins. © The artist
20130315065316-maximum_comfort___05
Maximum Comfort, 2005 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
20130315065626-pick___choose__06
Pick & Choose, 2006 Acrylic On Canvas 44.5 X 60 Ins. © The artist
20130315070042-target
Target, 2005 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
20130315172259-hey_good_lookin___2006__60_x_48_ins_copy
Hey Good Lookin', 2006 Acrylic On Canvas 60 X 48 Ins. © The artist
20130315172606-perfect_fit__2005__24_x_24_ins
Perfect Fit, 2005 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 24 Ins. © The artist
20130315172732-among_our_souvenirs
Among our Souvenirs, 2005 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 24 Ins. © The artist
20130315172953-verdugo__2008___60_x_48ins
Verdugo, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 60 X 48 Ins. © The artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
U.K
Lives in
California
Tags
pop, landscape, surrealism
Statement

 

Dave Smith was born in Derbyshire, England & studied painting at Derby College of Art & Hornsey College of Art. He was a founding member of the art collective  Electric Color Company (www.electriccolourcompany.com) in London in 1969, creating artefacts & retail environments for some of the cities iconic  fashion boutiques of the period, including Mr. Freedom  & Paradise Garage on Chelsea's King's Rd.. He left England for the Bahamas in 1973, where he lived for 17 years, exhibiting frequently in Nassau & Miami, Florida. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 where he supported himself primarily by working in the tv & motion picture studios as a union scenic artist. While living & working mostly in California, he continues to maintain a prescence in the burgeoning  art scene of the Bahamas with showings of his work.

He is one of the 11 principal artists in Artists of the Bahamas, a 2008  documentary feature film that explores the lives and works of key visual artists whose talents contributed to the initial art movement in the Bahamas.Profiles & trailer can be found at:  www.artistsofthebahamas.com . An exhibition based on the film was mounted at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa in 2011 & subsequently traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL in 2012. The exhibition  opened at it's final venue The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, in April 2013.

His most recent solo show was at the D'Aguilar Art Foundaion, Nassau, Bahamas Dec. 2015 thru Jan. 2016. 

( Electric Colour Company link : www.electriccolourcompany.com . Other links:  www.rodericstokes.com ; www.andrewgreaves.org.uk ; www.daguilarartfoundation.com 

 

TO CONTACT THE ARTIST: Email:-  smithdavet.44@gmail.com  ; 1-(818) 240-3968.

 

 

 PRESS:

Dave Smith works in a subversive Pop mode that is both humorous & touching. His Orange County Bathroom with Choice of 3 Vanities is a quirky parody of a model home brochure. Set against a newly constructed bathroom wall with a glistening shower head, three bathroom vanities float in a cluster, held together by a postcard view of a suburban roofline with palm trees. The suburban ideal of owning your own home becomes mundane when it boils down to the selection of 3 boring vanities.

Smith precisely skewers the homogeneity of suburban life with other amusing pieces. Dream Kitchen reads in an interesting abstract as well as a sample for floor tile for the perfect house. All the amenities of suburban life are listed between the diagonal lines including "Spill Proof Shelves", "Digital Timer", "Fluff Cycle" and "Thru-Door Ice Dispenser". In Western Landscape, brilliantly colored images partially obscure a wallpaper landscape with cowboy and Indians. The Day-Glo primary colors are the only jarring note in this patterned landscape, and two motor homes race through trying to see it all. Smith's meticulously rendered cavases have a subtle irony that perfectly evokes the bland boredom of life in suburbia.

Excerpt from: "FLOWMASTER" review by Kathy Zimmerer, ARTSCENE, April 1999. (www.artscenecal.com)

 

Among the paintings in the show were two strong works by Dave Smith, an English-born artist who lives in the Bahamas. In these immaculately painted canvases lush with Caribbean turquoises and hot pinks, he offers acerbic commentary on the legacy of American capitalism in the islands by subjecting to startling juxtapositions and shifts in perspective such images as frame cottages, old American cars, appliances, idyllic stretches of beach, and even a nail-polish brush provocatively loaded with gleaming red polish. Smith renders the picture-postcard Caribbean scenes with fluid detail and then subjects their beauty to the lacerating irony of his compositions.

Excerpt of review by Elisa Turner, from ARTnews,  Oct. 1988. ('FLORIDA INVITATIONAL',  OK South Gallery, Miami, FL.)