From April 2, 2016 to May 14, 2016
In his first solo exhibition, Sam Smith in collaboration with Project Art Works and blackShed Gallery, presents a unique new body of work that is part painting, part installation. Smith was presented with a structure of 27 interlocking timber panels that he has worked on over many weeks as a single painting. The structure was then broken down allowing him to continue working on the individual panels and utilise the full range of his artistic mark-making, from squeezing and pouring to drawing. Smith’s work was most recently seen in the acclaimed group show, In the Realm of Others, at De La Warr Pavilion, featuring the work of fourteen neurodiverse makers. His vibrant squeeze paintings capturing moments of intense visceral action are his signature work, made in swift and impulsive, yet considered moves. This pure physical interaction with materials has transformed Smith’s practice from a curiosity for emptying out domestic pastes and cleaning products into a meaningful creative process. Sam Smith is accompanied by Tessellate (1’30”), a video work made by Tim Corrigan, Lead Artist at Project Art Works and shows the artistic process behind Smith’s project for blackShed. The exhibition is accompanied by a 60pp full colour catalogue priced £4.99.
Exhibition opened by Charles Moore, writer and journalist
From April 2, 2016
to May 14, 2016
Location: blackShed Gallery, Unit 3b, Russet Farm, Redlands Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5NG
Phone: 01580 881247