Cary Smith Exhibition

Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

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Fredericks & Freiser presents an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Cary Smith. Smith’s hard-edged, abstract paintings find their individual character from highly intuitive color interactions, boldly direct paint application, and hand-painted precision.

In this exhibition Smith presents a group of primarily colorful paintings that follow three general manifestations. The first are works in which the compositions evoke universal, seemingly functional design. Symmetrical and Mandala-like, these paintings are logical like game boards or flags. There is a straightforwardness that appears mathematical rather than personal. In contrast, other works have specific forms that evoke a more poetic, portrait-like singularity. The shapes display a gracefulness that is more instinctual. Finally, a single anomalous painting titled A Necessary Coexistence is an amalgamation of both types—rational yet lyrical.

Smith’s paintings are made free hand with small brushes: no tape, no straight-line ruler. His surfaces are delicate and warm which stand in contrast to the graphic, geometric compositions and allow them to convey both conceptual and emotional content. His bold colors work much the same way. Smith hones color with exactitude: working and reworking until he develops accurate color chords. This precision creates an energy that is highly experiential and like the paintings as a whole creates a believable space that is familiar yet completely new to the eye.



from October 19, 2017 to November 18, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-10-19 from 18:00 to 20:00


Cary Smith

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