Carl E. Smith is Fast CompanyJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 04 May 2010
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious...” This great quote by Albert Einstein opens the website of collage artist Carl E. Smith, who has a new show opening in San Francisco this Thursday, May 6th.
FAST COMPANY, featuring new work from artist Carl E. Smith, marks the second exhibition at the newly opened space at downtown San Francisco’s MIM Multi-Media Art and Culture Gallery.
In FAST COMPANY, Carl E. Smith collages icons and other colorful particles from contemporary visual culture and the industries it comes from. Music, fashion, technology, print; fast-moving industries where the newest-hottest obsolesces its own previous iteration--Smith moves even faster to cull, cut and capture icons and particles from trade publications and reconstitutes them into fantastic and colorful compositions. Butterflies, bubble gum, bombers, glossy lipstick; suspended symbols mash up like raw snapshots right from dreams.
May 6th – June 13th, 2010
Opening Reception May 6th, 2010 6pm – 11pm
MIM: Multi-Media Art and Culture Gallery
935 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103
About the Artist:
Carl E. Smith is a California based artist and graphic designer. His recent work mostly includes collages that convey the beauty, excitement, ruin and rebirth of iconic elements from our everyday lives. Using symbols, colors, and space, Smith creates explosive images that seem to question his existence and its place somewhere between archetypical fantasy and truth.
Carl was born and raised in the artist colony of Laguna Beach, California. From 1997 to 2004 Smith lived and worked in Prague, Czech Republic. He has shown in small and large scale shows internationally since 1998 and currently is the creative director for Electric Visual in southern California. He resides in Laguna Beach with his wife Simona and son Sean.
More at www.carlesmithart.com