In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, exhibition artist Allison Smith and California College of the Arts professor Jessica Ingram will discuss the relationship of socially-engaged practice, reenactment culture, and materiality in Smith’s work. The conversation will highlight the process and evolution of Smith’s new installation for Be Not Still and how a visit to Charlottesville inspired her sculptures.
$10 general / $5 members
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to allot for shuttle service from admissions to Gallery 2.
About the Artist
Allison Smith has participated in solo exhibitions, installations, performances, and artist-led participatory projects at such institutions as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Public Art Fund, Governors Island, New York; and the Arts Club of Chicago. She is an associate professor of art in the area of sculpture, installation, and site work at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art in Pittsburgh. Smith’s installation probing the topic of white nationalism is anchored by the newly commissioned work Untitled (blunt instruments) (2018), an assembly of cast-iron tiki torches recalling those recently used by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.