Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures at Nashville’s Frist Center

August 12th, 2015

About Shinique Smith’s recent exhibition at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, “Ms. Smith’s practice reflects influences as diverse as dance, fashion, Eastern philosophies, graffiti, Japanese calligraphy, poetry, lyrics and childhood wonder. ‘Smith’s kaleidoscopic sculptures and paintings are graceful yet forceful combinations of many different materials and ideas,’ says Frist Center Curator Katie Delmez. ‘The works are meant to convey her personal history as well as a greater sense of cultural concern and connectivity.’ By bringing together items both cherished and cast-off from multiple sources, each packed with its own history and aspects of the previous owner’s identity, Ms. Smith creates a compelling cross section of time, place and meaning.”

Read more here “Shinique Smith Brings Her Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures to Nashville’s Frist Center

October 9th, 2015

“While in her Master of Fine Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ms. Smith explored the relationship between graffiti and Japanese calligraphy as influencers on her hand-style. She sees a link between the two forms, noting that “In both you can’t back up, you must have a confident hand when you put your brush to the surface…There’s no erasing.” The exhibition Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be concurrently on view at the Frist Center and will display numerous examples of calligraphic work, including Qur’an manuscripts.”

Read more at “Shinique Smith Brings Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures to Nashville’s Frist Center, Beginning Today

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