Saturday, August 5, 2017

Art Opening: Surrealist Apparatus


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I proudly present my next curatorial show: Surrealist Apparatus

Project: Surrealist Apparatus

Surrealist Artists are deeply interested in interpreting dreams as unspoken feelings and desires. The world of a surrealist artist explore the notion of converting our subconscious into reality. The project “Surrealist Apparatus” brings to the surface the subconscious thoughts of the imaginary process to create what we perceive and sense.
According to dictionary.reference.com, the word apparatus means “a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use.” Besides creating the opposite of our own limitations of rational thoughts, we try to manifest and reveal the different dimensions of are own realities. In this case, I’m trying to create a theme where we merge as an Apparatus.
Illustrating the process of integrating ourselves as part apparatus and part human. Showing in our own personal way a scene of the steps of being connect with our minds and ideas and the manifestation of the final result.
Carlos Solis




Another unique thing about this show is the incorporation of poetry. A wonderful group of poets work with us to write a poem of an artwork or painting selected by them. Each poem is going to be hung next to the painting they wrote about during the exhibit. 

Here are the names of the poets who are participating in this project: Edwin Torres, Todd Colby, Sharon Mesmer, Albert Mobilio, Joseph Donahue, Joanna Fuhrman, Anne Waldmann, John Yau, Boni Joi Koelliker, Guillermo Parra and Ronna Lebo
Chat Conversation End

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Artexpo New York Contest Winner “Elements of Love “.

THE CONTEST WINNER:
The winner of the Artexpo New York 6x10 Wall Contest is Carlos Solis with “Elements of Love “.
 NY art Expo runs through 22 of April to 24

 
Visit us! Visitenos! "ART EXPO New York APRIL 21-24th. 2017"
Pier 94 12th Ave New York, NY Booth #333
 
(850) 428-4355

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Contrapumto Art Talk



ARTIST TALK / BOOK SIGNING - Saturday, March 18, 2017.
11am - 2:30pm
Jakob Dwight will begin signing books at noon.
Artists from Contrapunto will discuss their work at 1pm.

Join us for a conversation with Jorge Arcos, Graciela Nuñez Bedoya, Dora Lopez, and Carlos Solis of Contrapunto (featured in our current exhibition, "Macondo/Mar-A-Lago"). The artists will discuss their work, what inspires them, and the need for Latino visibility.


  • Jakob Dwight will be signing copies of the catalog for "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art", (published by the Seattle Art Museum in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2015) which includes his essay and works currently on view at the gallery in "Human (Re)Sources". A limited number of books will be available. Please email StephenSmithFineArt(at)gmail(dot)com to reserve your copy.

    The gallery will open at 11am. The talks will begin promptly at 1pm. This weekend is your last opportunity to see our current exhibitions, "Human (Re)Sources" and "Macondo/Mar-A-Lago".


    Stephen Smith Fine Art
    5104 Gary Avenue, Fairfield, Alabama 35064