Wednesday, July 5 | 2-3pm | In-person at CMCA
Join us for an artist talk by the internationally recognized artist Shinique Smith. The Los Angeles-based artist will read from her own poetry as well as poems that have been inspirational in her artistic practice, followed by a Q&A session. Smith’s creative process is guided not only by verse and lyrics but also by the act of titling her works for the last five years, forming a continuous poem with each title serving as a line. This collection of works in this show, spanning from 2019 to 2022, before, during, and after quarantine, share a common thread of hand, palette, materials, and intention. Together, these artworks and their titles form an ongoing free verse.
Shinique Smith: Continuous Poem is on view through September 10, 2023 in CMCA’s Marilyn Moss Rockefeller Lobby and Karen & Rob Brace Hall.
About the artist
Shinique Smith was born in Baltimore and lives and works in Los Angeles. She has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS), UBS Art Gallery (New York), Perez Art Museum (Miami), Baltimore Museum of Art, The Studio Museum (New York, NY), Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA), Children’s Museum of the Arts (New York); the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia); and The Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT). Smith’s works are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Margulies Collection (Miami), The Rubell Museum (Miami), The Weatherspoon (Greensboro, NC) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond), among other venues.
CMCA’s exhibition program is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with additional support for Shinique Smith: Continuous Poem from Eleanor and Charlton Ames, Karen and Rob Brace, Eddie and Sylvia Brown, Stephanie L. Brown, Sheila Clark, Betsy and Edward Cohen, Cold Mountain Builders, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Pamela Wise and Mike Teague, Merrill Lynch (Washington, DC), Susan Petersmeyer and Lee Webb, and Carolyn and Craig Watson.