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Patricia Smith
updated: 09/24/2013
website: www.patriciasmithart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Place Monge
Compulsion Drift
Hotel Flandria
The Confusion at Jussieu
Marnix Incident
Schizoanalysis
Schizoanalysis (detail)
Organic Will to Artifice
Site des Privileges et Hypotheques
Generalized Self Management
Territorial Adjustment
All Purpose Mourning Stadium
Twin Rationalization Chambers (detail)
Twin Rationalization Chambers (small detail)
Forced Opulence Tank
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, conceptual, mapping, text, diagrammatic, biomorphic, obsessive, psychological, social criticism, surreal
 
 
Place Monge by Patricia Smith
Place Monge
Ink, watercolor, charcoal pencil on paper
2013
25" x  19" 
Compulsion Drift by Patricia Smith
Compulsion Drift
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
25" x  19" 
Hotel Flandria by Patricia Smith
Hotel Flandria
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
2012
25" x  19" 
The Confusion at Jussieu by Patricia Smith
The Confusion at Jussieu
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
25" x  19" 
Marnix Incident by Patricia Smith
Marnix Incident
Ink, watercolor, collage on paper
2012
25" x  19" 
Schizoanalysis by Patricia Smith
Schizoanalysis
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
40" x  26" 
Schizoanalysis (detail) by Patricia Smith
Schizoanalysis (detail)
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
40" x  26" 
Organic Will to Artifice by Patricia Smith
Organic Will to Artifice
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
22" x  30" 
Site des Privileges et Hypotheques by Patricia Smith
Site des Privileges et Hypotheques
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
22 " x  30 " 
Generalized Self Management by Patricia Smith
Generalized Self Management
Ink, watercolor on paper
2013
30 " x  22 " 
Territorial Adjustment by Patricia Smith
Territorial Adjustment
Ink, watercolor on paper
2008
24 " x  45 " 
All Purpose Mourning Stadium by Patricia Smith
All Purpose Mourning Stadium
Ink, watercolor on paper
2008
30 " x  44 " 
Twin Rationalization Chambers (detail) by Patricia Smith
Twin Rationalization Chambers (detail)
Ink on paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Twin Rationalization Chambers (small detail) by Patricia Smith
Twin Rationalization Chambers (small detail)
Ink, watercolor on paper
2009
30 " x  22 " 
Forced Opulence Tank by Patricia Smith
Forced Opulence Tank
Ink, watercolor on paper
2008
30 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement

My practice is focused on the mapping of actual locations, the mapping of internal and virtual spaces and the mapping of texts. Most of my work is on paper, but I also make large paintings using assorted materials, installations, and occasionally, performances of the text contained in my drawings.

 

I have recently been exploring the writings of the Situationists on psychogeography and the dérive. In my drifts through different cities, I record my experience of the physical space, along with the small incidents, random impulses and perceived energy patterns that I encounter. This data is then transformed into a map of a territory that is both recognizable and strange.

 

Through a process of weaving layers of text, spontaneous drawing and, in certain works, information transposed from city maps, I attempt to give shape to the space within the mind, providing a logical designation on paper for the intangible. Along the way I uncover the absurdity that can be found folded within complex reasoning processes, while at the same time holding to the idealistic notion that there is refuge to be found in ordering the chaos of the mind.

 

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014

Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

2010

My Territory Is The One You Stole From Me, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

2009

In ‘N Out - Patricia Smith and Dawn Arrowsmith, Tom Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles

2008

City of One, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

2006

Plot Plans, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

Re-Constructions & Proposals – Invented Worlds: Jochen Mura and Patricia Smith,
 Galerie IN SITU, Aalst, Belgium

1997

Soma’s Vertebral Disguise, installation with sound by composer David First, Studio Five

 Beekman, New York

1996

Black + Herron Gallery, New York

1995

Croxhapox Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

1994

S.O.M.A. Gallery, Berlin

A.I.R. Gallery, New York

Saint Peter’s Church, New York

1986

Piezo Electric Gallery, New York

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Portes Ouvertes, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

ik wordt (Johan De Wilde), Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

Territorial Re-Marks, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

Eye on the Storm, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Meyers, FL and Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT

Spin/s: A Fluxus Festival, Cade Center for the Fine Arts, Arnold, MD

2012

Aftermath, Artifact Gallery, New York

Re-Marquer le Territoire, Articule, Montreal

The Thing That(‘s) Left, Dean Project, New York

Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn

2011

Aipotu:Visions, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ

In- and outside – writing, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium

Fuseworks Goes to College, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Williamsburg 2000, Art 101, Brooklyn

Second Nature: Landscape Variations, Zask Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

2010

Zweierlei, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

Space of Mind, Works on Paper: Thomas Broadbent, Emily Roz, Patricia Smith, Front

 Room Gallery, Brooklyn

Synaptic Mimes: the Private Spectacular, Kelly Writers House Gallery, University of

 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia