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Dave Smith

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Stomp, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
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Point-Blank, 1984 Acrylic on Canvas 35 X 50 Ins. © The artist.
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American Bodies, 1986 Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 78 Ins.
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Gulf Stream Boogie-Woogie, 1990 Acrylic on Canvas 26 X 72 Ins. © Collection: Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Nassau, Bahamas
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Sunshine, Palms & Specials, 1991 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 60 Ins. © The artist
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Freeway with 4ft. Fluorescent, 1991 Acrylic on Canvas 28 X 67 Ins. © The artist
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Orange County Bthrm. with Choice of 3 Vanities, 1995 Acrylic & Joint Compound on Drywall 44 X 48 Ins. © The artist
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Affordable Dream Homes, 1998 Acrylic on Vinyl Tiles 12" X 36"
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Neighbors, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 72" X 48"
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American, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 48 Ins.
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Monument Valley, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 48"
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Cul-de-Sac, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 Ins.
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Caribbean 2, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 36 Ins. © The artist
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Imperial, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 © The artist
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V8, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 36 Ins. © The artist
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Foothill Man, 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 72 Ins. © The artist
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'Link', 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 48 Ins. © The artist
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'Headlines', 2015 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
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'ISLE OF JUNE', 2016 Acrylic & Vinyl Letters on Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
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'GULF', 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 60 Ins. © The artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
U.K
Lives in
California
Tags
pop, realism, landscape, surrealism
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
British Invasion
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
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)