Patricia Glee Smith
From 09-19-2013 To 10-28-2013
PATRICIA GLEE SMITH: "Ramentum"
September 19 - October 28, 2013
Opening: Thursday, September 19 at 6pm
Patricia Glee Smith paints objects and the human form in quotidian situations. She explores an imagined inner life of familiar objects and a secret dialogue that takes place between them, all giving testimony to the journey of the artist and her personal experiences with her painted subjects.
My focus is on imperfect objects observed in moments of rest. I am interested in the timelessness of these bits and pieces and in beauty found in unexpected places, intrigued by the interconnectedness of all things. I take objects out of context and make them monumental.
Structure, surface and content are my primary concerns, my tools being color, light and form. I paint in oils, acrylic and egg tempera, on linen or wood panel. I work slowly, often using glazes: transparent layers of paint thinned with a medium, which build color and depth layer by layer. I work on one piece at time. As I work, the forms and colors develop slowly, almost independently. Sometimes what emerges is unexpected.
Patricia Glee Smith was born at Savanna, Illinois, USA. She studied fine arts (painting) at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. In Italy, she studied etching at the Scuola del Libro in Urbino.
Smith has participated in exhibitions with etchings and paintings in institutions and galleries around Europe and the USA. She is a fellow at the MacDowell Foundation for writers and artists, and at the Ragdale Foundation in the USA. Smith has painted many trompe l'oeil murals in Europe and the USA, contributed drawings to the New Yorker Magazine for many years, worked with the National Museum of Oriental art of Rome since 1976 (as art director and science illustrator), and has worked as expedition artist in Turkey, the Yemen and Tibet.
She lives and works in Umbria, Italy
Abita e lavora in Umbria.
JULES MAIDOFF GALLERY
Via Sant'Egidio, 14
50122 Firenze, Italy
T/F 055 240 910
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 7pm
Admission is free