SMITH 2009

 

The surname Smith takes up the largest section of a Western telephone directory. Its volume conjures up ideas of sameness and commonality and invisibility as there are so many. In the series I am mocking the notion of a monolithic Black community – of course not all Smiths are related, or look or act the same. These works are represented by simply rendered characters, donning afros with bodies shaped like a blob of solid colour. The area of the face is collaged with transfers of photocopies of pages of the phone directory.

 

smith71

Smith 71, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 3.25x5x1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith72

Smith 72, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith75

Smith 75, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith80

Smith 80, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 3.2x55x1.5in., 2009

 

smith83

Smith 83, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith84

Smith 84, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith89

Smith 89, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith90

Smith 90, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5×3.25×1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith93

Smith 93, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 3.25x5x1.5in., 2009

 

 

smith100

Smith 100, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5x5in., 2009

 

 

smith103

Smith 103, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5x5in., 2009

 

 

smith106

Smith 106, acrylic, gel transfer on wood, 5x5in., 2009

 

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