B L I N D C A R B O N C O P Y
May 10 - June 30, 2012
Opening: Thursday May 10, 6-9pm
p|m Gallery is pleased to present a new series of paintings by Pete Smith.
In his first solo exhibition with p|m Gallery, Smith projects an animation titled "Blind Carbon Copy" onto one of the gallery's walls. In this piece, Smith remixes five years of his previous work: preliminary computer sketches as well as images of his paintings. The oil on canvas works in the font of the gallery are painterly representations of still images selected from that animation. These works negotiate the interstitial space between the painterly and the graphic, the analogue and the digital, the human and the post-human.
Pete Smith is an artist, critic and sometimes curator based in Southern Ontario. He has exhibited his work extensively since completing his BFA from York University in 1998 and his MFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: New Drawings at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon (2012), Newspaper Drawings at Joan Ferneyhough Gallery in North Bay (2010), The system has no memory at Board of Directors, Toronto (2009) and Proverbs for Paranoids at Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver (2009). His writings on art have appeared in Canadian Art and Border Crossings magazines. Smith has held teaching positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph and the University of Western Ontario. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Drawing and Painting at OCAD University.
OPEN: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5:30pm
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