Monday, April 8, 2013

OUT OF THE WILD: new work by Cassandra Smith

Sky High Gallery presents:
"Out of the Wild" new work by Cassandra Smith
April 19 - June 1, 2013


Opening reception: Friday April 19th, 6-10pm, artist will be attendance

We are pleased to present new work by Cassandra Smith, an artist and designer working in Milwaukee, WI. She is also the co-owner and editor of Fine Line Magazine, an international fine arts publication. In 2006, she graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a degree in Sculpture. After graduating, Cassandra co-owned the now defunct Armoury Gallery which exhibited contemporary work by local and national emerging artists. She has also curated several visual art exhibitions in the Milwaukee area. Among other places, her work has been show at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Paper Boat Gallery, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. Cassandra’s current body of work, hand-painted deer antlers, has been featured by Anthropology, US Weekly and Better Homes & Gardens.


STATEMENT
My work  is about manipulations and transformation. It is about exploring the ways that I can enhance and change found objects to give them something they did not have in their former life. I find a certain beauty in imposing my aesthetic, specifically color and pattern, onto natural or worn objects. I am fascinated by the dichotomy between organic and geometric shapes, the contrast between natural and synthetic. I strive to enhance these objects while respecting the inherent qualities that drew me to them in the first place.


Artist website: www. cassandra-smith.com
For additional information or press images contact curator Faythe Levine, faythelevine@gmail.com

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