Manto Arte Temporanea | Temporary Art Manto
short exhibitions in found spaces
Isolo17 Gallery | Piazza Isolo 17 | Verona
Fast food containers
Saturday June 28 2014
only between 5:00 and 7:00 PM
I find these everyday fast food take-out containers on the street: their flat shapes resulting from cars, trucks, and pedestrian traffic moving over them. This process has altered the grid pattern and colors on them into unexpected and surprising irregular forms. My dialogue with these take-out containers is to have each container dictate my response. I glue the take-out container onto paper, and continue their color and grid pattern in watercolor and pencil on the paper.
Susan Smith was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She lives and works in New York City. In 1976 she received her MA degree in art from Hunter College, New York,N.Y., studying with Ralph Humphrey,Tony Smith, and Vincent Longo. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Merkle,Stuttgart, Germany 2011 (solo); Bull and Ram Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 2012 (3 person); Creon Gallery & 5 Myles Gallery, New York 2014 (group exhibitions). In 2008 she received an Academy Award and a Purchase Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, N.Y., and in 2009 an Edward Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk, N.Y. A recent catalog includes : Reinhard Ermen & Verena Zeiner "Susan Smith Paintings and Collages", Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, Germany.