Long Series #1381.


#1380

#1381

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Have you met…Cary Smith?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to. The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Cary Smith, and he was recommended to me by Lucy Mink Covello.

Cary Smith was born in Puerto Rico in 1955. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pointed Splat #2 (pink/yellow with color blocks), 50" x 50", oil on linen, 2013

Pointed Splat #2 (pink/yellow with color blocks), 50″ x 50″, oil on linen, 2013

Statement:

“I try to make visually clear, visceral, cerebral, psychological abstractions. I’m interested in contradictions that seem strangely harmonic. I like to see the human touch, but am slightly more interested in the image. I try to find perfectly tuned, heightened color chords, that remain natural. I want my paintings to convey a sense of narrative, without being recognizable.” Cary Smith June, 2013

Cary Smith is represented by Feature Inc. NY.

Pointed Splat #4 (yellow/pale blue with color blocks), 50" x 50", oil on linen, 2013

Pointed Splat #4 (yellow/pale blue with color blocks), 50″ x 50″, oil on linen, 2013

(born 1955) Cary Smith has been exhibiting his paintings in the United States and Europe since the mid 1980s. He has had solo shows in New York at Feature Inc., Derek Eller Gallery, Rubin Spangle, Salvatore Ala, Koury Wingate Gallery and Julian Pretto; in Los Angeles at Linda Cathcart; in Philadelphia at Lawrence Oliver Gallery;  and in Munich at Galerie Six Friedrich, among numerous others galleries. His work was included in the 1989 Whitney Biennial exhibition,  “The Geometric Tradition in American Art, 1930-1990,” Whitney Museum, and most recently in 2010, “The Jewel Thief,” curated by Jessica Stockholder and Ian Berry, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga, NY. His work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Fogg Art Museum, the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Osaka Museum of Art, and numerous other museums. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gottlieb Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Cary Smith is represented by Feature Inc. New York. He lives in Farmington. CT.

Splat #21 (pale blue/yellow with color blocks), 50" x 50", oil on linen, 2013

Splat #21 (pale blue/yellow with color blocks), 50″ x 50″, oil on linen, 2013

Other material relating to Cary Smith.

Feature Inc. NY: Cary Smith.

Devening Projects + Editions catalog: Cary Smith.

Devening Projects + Editions: Cary Smith.

Vimeo Gorkey’s Granddaughter: Cary Smith.

Two Coats of Paint: Cary Smith.

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