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Angie Arlene Smith

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Hoem, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Home_detail
Hoem (detail), 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Landscape1
Untitled Landscape 1 , 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 60" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Softbag
A Soft Bag of Instruments, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Liftingoft
Lifting of Future Things, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 20" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Bombandbirdcage
Bomb and Birdcage, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 20" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Lotus_asmith
pod, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 20" X 2.5" © Angie Arlene Smith
Roots
Roots and Falls, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 15" X 30" X 2.5" © Angie Smith
Canthave2killers_cd
You Can't Have Two Killers, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 24" X 2.5"
Peacockgallery
Peacock, 2001 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 36" © Angie Smith
Document_web
Document, 2010 Acrylic on Wood 36" X 24"
Birds
Block Print 12" X 6"
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Colony Collapse Disorder, November 2011 Performance Video Installation © Angie Smith 2011
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Performance Video Installation © Angie Arlene Smith 2012
Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
New York
Tags
Graphic, zen, asian, mixed-media, pop, installation, video-art, landscape, performance, surrealism, modern, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

In dream interpretation, rooms of a house symbolize the inner self, while landscapes represent experience. As a painter I explore a landscape that is simultaneously primitive and post-apacolyptic, with primal memories and crude expressions of spirituality accompanying me in my nomadic trek. There are ghosts in the ground, and fossils in the air.


Using the traditional language of landscape, I employ the simple medium of acrylic on
canvas to give curious images a familiar home. Improvisation is important to my process,
as I practice the navigation between routine and the unexpected. I am interested in the color black for both its unforgiving nature and its straight-forwardness. Using an ink-like consistency of acrylic, I mindfully steer the fluid line up and over steep cliffs, trying not to “fall out” of the zen state.