Barbara T. Smith: The Poetry Sets

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Barbara T. Smith: The Poetry Sets
© Barbara T. Smith

The second installment of 'Columbidae' curated by Laura McLean Ferris focuses on the American artist’s Xerox works from 1965-66. Following a proposal by the artist to a Los Angeles lithographers being rejected; Smith hired a Xerox 914 and proceeded to create photocopy artwork using what ever was to hand in her kitchen. Here, the five Poetry sets that capture Smith’s dual life as mother and artist will be presented in their entirety.

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