29.05 — 16.08.09
OPENING: THURSDAY, MAY 28, 6-9 P.M.
The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève is proud to present the first institutional solo show in Switzerland of American artist JOSH SMITH.
The artist is remarkable for creating situations in which an excessive flood of visual information (from the multitude of works he creates) is offered to the viewer. He works with the speed of the sketching, in a way which reveals his painting and thought process. In the frame of his exhibition at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, JOSH SMITH will present a site specific project, exclusively conceived for the Centre, which will include a large mural, as well as a large series of collages.
But SMITH’s recourse to an expressionistic formal idiom differs fundamentally from the rhetorical and ironic paintings of the 80s. Instead his work is full of emotionally charged moments which, as the artist explains “you can’t see but can feel”.
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Exhibition: 29.05 — 16.08.09
Opening: 28.05.2009 de 18 à 21 heures
Curator: Katya García-Antón.
Josh Smith is represented by Luhring Augustine, New York et Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.