Artist Registry


The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online platform for emerging and under-recognized artists to share images and information about their respective practices. The Registry seeks to create a context for artists who have yet to benefit from wider critical, curatorial or commercial support. To be eligible, artists cannot be affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City.

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Updated: 2021-05-29 07:44:42

STATEMENT OF WORK

I create a complex but credible visuality, after-impressionism.  I use more human-shaped, layered, two-eyed visual fields in photographic and painting constructions. I react against the rectangularity and seamless over-coherence of classical representation. Pinhole photography and more recently digital photography and the computer helped develop my sense of multiplicity and time's passage.  I make my use of Photoshop transparently evident as a modernist syntax. I tolerate multiple levels of awareness--even at the cost of immediacy.  Sometimes I collage Guatemalan woven textiles as a visual ground to paint against, influenced by their rhythmic use of complementary colors.  I don't really work at the level of documentary, but sometimes I catch an intimate angle on topics, like "The Dictatorship of the Auto." I appreciate feedback to polsmit@hotmail.com.  An example of my writing and thoughts about art, in Art In America's Oct 2014 issue, can be found online by googling "Pantheon of the Anteater."