Emily Mae Smith

MFASO Lecture

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

7:30pm - 9:00pm

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Working primarily with oil paint on linen, Emily Mae Smith’s work consists of fantasy-fuelled imagery, whose formal vocabulary borrows aspects from Hyper Realism, Pop Art and Surrealism. Inspired by design and illustration histories, Smith’s innocent and colorful unreal bodies often allow the artist to explore feminist theories about corporeality.  Recent exhibitions include include König Galerie (Berlin); Marlborough Chelsea (New York); and “Unrealism” organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian in Miami. In 2016, Smith had solo exhibitions at Mary Mary (Glasgow) and Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels). She is currently working on a solo exhibition that will take place at Simone Subal Gallery (New York) in fall 2017.