WHEN IT EXPLODES
Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper | 2020
Revisiting and reimagining earlier works from her print archive, Southgate-Smith invites us to examine the evolution from the works in this series, SPACE IN PERFORMANCE — created using a traditional printmaking process — to her digital render print work that is also available through Tappan. Her digital works that evoke otherworldly postmodern architectural interior renderings are a clear progression from the works in this series that employ sculptural geometric shapes and imaginative perspective. Southgate-Smith has taken these archival print works and revised the color palette to reference the monochromatic digital render prints, drawing a connection between the way in which her practice continually evolves while harkening back to earlier investigations into our perceptions of space and place.
23.6 x 18.9 inches
49.2 x 39.4 inches
23.6 x 18.9 inches:
Full Bleed: 24.5 x 19.5 x 2 inches
49.2 x 39.4 inches:
Full Bleed: 51 x 41 x 2 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
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3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
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THE FULL BLEED
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Southgate-Smith has developed a practice comprising film, text, spoken word, performance, sound, installation, and sculpture. The work often references and questions articulations of black, queer, and female experience. Southgate-Smith is the founder of the curatorial platform for expanded media and performance, The House of Contemporaries (2020), and the former Co-Founder of 14TH CINEMA (2016-2018). Her work has been featured in *Wallpaper, *AD Daily France, UMBIGO Magazine , The Other Sight & WWD.
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