Art Adventure Gallery will present Warm Spring’s artist Jeanie Smith’s new work, Conversations during October. The opening reception is Friday October 7, 5:30-7pm. Smith’s contemporary paintings metal sculptures will be the subject of the artist’s talk followed with music by John Curnutt refreshments.
This is the first showing of her sculptures, reminiscent of her acrylic paintings mixed with new images. “Infatuated with colors emerging, images unfolding, mysterious dialogue presenting its self, I find inspiration as I create without intent,” said Smith.
Smith has been involved with art all of her life. She began drawing painting at the age of five, encouraged by her family of artists. Known as a colorist, she paints contemporary abstract, blending the mystery of shape form to create emerging depth to each creation. Her sense of humor is often found in some painting detail /or title, should the observer choose to participate.
Featured in solo exhibits group shows in Oregon California, Smith was presented with the Patricia Burman Most Original Painting Award at the Palm Springs Art Museum in 2004. She has been awarded several Best of Show recognitions at Art Festivals continues to show her art in Oregon. She says she has gained insight from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Hans (Jean) Arp, Wassily K insky, Josep Albers, Henry Matisse, Pablo Picasso.
Her travels to France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Belize, Mexico, Hawaii the Caribbean have exp ed her art appreciation have provided depth to her underst ing of art history.
“There is a common thread of communication emerging from my paintings of the past, resulting in new some familiar images,” explains Smith. “This process weaves a web of conversations between all beings, human, animal, plant birds … even the inert objects all seem to have the ability to interact.
“As I paint without intent, I am infatuated with the combining of colors, unaware of the end result until it happens. During this year, I began to design create metal sculptures. They too, are reminiscent images new images, mixed together finding a way to have that great conversation. Like humans, searching for the right topic gentle humor. The sculptures present a new mysterious dialogue. I find the more I learn, the less I know.
“It is my hope, as you join me in observing this show, you will find a conversation that speaks to you, about you, with you, bringing peace harmony through visual interaction of the mind.”
Smith resides in Warm Springs Portl , Oregon with her husb , Ken Smith their silky terrier, Benni.
To contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-310-0712.