Untitled (locker room)

Michael Bill Smith's avatar Michael Bill Smith Vote Code: 53218
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My art practice is an open, playful exploration of materials and forms that engage my subjects, both public and private. Play and intuition encourage the uncanny emergence of multiple meanings; the effect being sensual, sometimes sexual and humorous, while evoking issues of identity and politics. I experiment with social codes and frameworks, especially the way in which these structure our perception. For example, I use images downloaded from the Internet, depicting ambiguous spaces where the privacy of a person’s body is exposed to public view, then transfer them through the process of silk-screening acrylic paint and heat-setting foil onto vinyl. Here, I re-contextualize and obfuscate the original subjects, in turn, complicating their readings.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: varies
  • Medium: Glue, metal foil, acrylic, sparkly vinyl upholstery, metal eyelets, upholstery tacks
  • Width: 109”
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 84"

Venue & Connection Information

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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