Consequence: Julia Smith Opening Reception

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Consequence: Julia Smith Opening Reception
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The Red Arrow Gallery - East Nashville says
Julia Smith’s exhibition revolves around notions of consequence. The body of work is comprised of familiar subjects from dated family photos handed down to her from her grandmother. The exquisitely detailed graphite drawings with no context of environment around them appear to be floating off the page.

In a non-traditional move, Smith finishes a drawing and through a process of premeditated folds, secures the subject and piece into itself allowing each viewer, their own unique experience as the work is unfolded and viewed. Smith asks the question of why should art be of more consequence than it’s subjects? What are the consequences to the work as it is viewed? In what sense is individuality of consequence given our uniformity in time and place?

Julia Smith is self-taught, first exposed to painting and drawing by her father, also an artist. Drawing without aids, she changes the piece through exclusion rather than manipulation because the process of working out an image is how she comes to understand it. Drawing and re-drawing until she has achieved the intended result, which is simply the communication of what struck her in the original photograph. This is Julia’s first show with The Red Arrow Gallery.

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