2 April - 14 May
In his first solo exhibition, Sam Smith in collaboration with Project Art Works and the blackShed Gallery, presents a unique new body of work that is part painting, part sculpture and part installation.
Smith's work was most recently seen in the acclaimed group show, In the Realm of Others, at De La Warr Pavilion, featuring the work of fourteen makers with profound intellectual impairment. His vast vibrant squeeze paintings capturing moments of intense visceral action are his signature work, made in swift and impulsive, yet considered moves. This pure physical interaction with materials has transformed Smith's practice from a curiosity for emptying out domestic pastes and cleaning products into a meaningful creative process that reveals something of the mystery and dynamism of his personality.
Sam Smith is accompanied by Tessellate (1'30"), a video work made by Tim Corrigan, Lead Artist at Project Art Works and shows the artistic process behind Smith's project for blackShed Gallery. It unfolds within a fixed frame like the static edge of a painting, and reveals Smith's dynamic processes, questioning the relationship between art and intentionality, and the nature of the collaboration.
The exhibition, Sam Smith is accompanied by a 60pp full colour catalogue priced £4.99