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David B. Smith | Sampler

Exhibition Dates:
January 21–March 3, 2018

Opening Reception:
Sunday, January 21, 4-6 PM

David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
Left: Large Flag 2, 2018, Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher, 70 x 50 inches, $7000.
Right: Medium Flag 2, 2018, Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher, 42 x 33 inches, $3500.
 
Medium Flag 2, 2018
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher
42 x 33 inches
$3500.
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
Large Flag 1, 2018
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher
70 x 50 inches
$7000.
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
Emergent, 2017
Digitally woven cotton, polyester, thread
12 x 10 x 9 inches
$2500.
Dream Fragment, 2017
Digitally woven cotton, polyester, thread
10 x 11 x 10 inches
$2500.
Medium Flag 1, 2018
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher
43 x 33 inches
$3500
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 
Large Flag 2, 2018
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher
70 x 50 inches
$7000.
Large Flag 2, 2018 (detail)
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads on wood stretcher
70 x 50 inches.
Small Flag 6, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, hemp, and acrylic threads
11 x 7.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 7, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads
9.5 x 7.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 8, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with hemp and cotton threads
10.5 x 8.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 9, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads
11.5 x 9.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 10, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads
12 x 9.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 11, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with acrylic threads
10.25 x 8.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 12, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with acrylic threads
11.5 x 9 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 13, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with acrylic threads 
12.5 x 8.75 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 14, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with hemp, acrylic, and cotton threads
11 x 8.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 15, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with acrylic and cotton threads
10.5 x 8.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 16, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, acrylic, and cotton threads
10.75 x 8 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 17, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with cotton and acrylic threads
10.5 x 8.5 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 18, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool, cotton, and acrylic threads
10 x 7.75 inches
$1000.
Small Flag 19, 2017
Digitally woven cotton with wool and acrylic threads
10.5 x 9.25 inches
$1000.
David B. Smith, Sampler (installation view), 2018. 


 

 

 

 

Planthouse is pleased to announce Sampler, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Brooklyn based artist David B. Smith. Inspired by his participation in Planthouse’s 2017 exhibition of artist-made flags, Say a Little Prayer for U.S., Smith has continued to make ‘flags’ by fervently embroidering digitally woven cotton of his own design with wool, hemp, acrylic and other threads, mirroring the act of prayer through an extended interaction with each piece.

Smith begins by cutting leftover fabric from his soft sculptures and collages into roughly equal sized rectangles. While planning how to interweave various colors of thread, he feels commitment but also doubt, as a certain amount of time and effort without a known outcome is required. He focuses on one thread at a time to move forward, repeating the process of reflection, addition and transformation until the piece feels autonomous, settling into a place between dissonance and harmony, like a state of consciousness. The finished works are primordial patterns, stories, and spaces that relate to systems such as blood flow, the internet, memory, genetics, social structures, skeletons, economics, plant roots, identity, and politics. Each flag is a proposition for reality—a symbol for and a window into a different world. They activate layered and blended fields of interweaving connections, speaking to the way worlds and ideas form and evolve.

David B. Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist combining photography, textiles, sound and sculpture to unravel the interconnected nature of embodied subjectivity in an increasingly digital world. He has been awarded residencies by Apex Art, New Zealand; Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota; Marble House Project, Vermont; Socrates Sculpture Park, and BOFFO in New York. Smith’s work has appeared in at MoMA PS 1, The International Center of Photography, Halsey McKay Gallery, Asia Song Society, among others, and is featured in Fired Up! Ready to Go!: The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

 

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