As I mentioned before I have been spending this year exploring how I make work without the pressure of an exhibition in order to look at where I possibly would censor or restrict myself. Its proving to be a really interesting and revealing process and I have been doing this largely through writing and developing connections with images in a more focused way. In particular I have been writing my own poetry during workshops established by the Scottish Poetry Library and Whale Arts Centre and I am now concentrating on a new body of work from this.
I am also working on a group exhibition in October at Edinburgh Printmakers and this will give me the opportunity to exhibit new paintings, prints and poetry.
I have a couple of other exciting projects coming up and will chat about these more later when I have more information confirmed.
I was recently working with musicians Emma Lloyd and Jess Aslan, collectively known as Kubov, to produce artwork for their first album. The images are produced through combining pencil drawings and their digital representations in the form of digital screen-prints. Each CD cover is different, taken from a unique point in the score. The CDs can be purchased here.
After a busy and productive 2017, I will be spending the next few months at a slower pace. I recently read an article in Artspace on artist Carol Bove, who undertook a three month experiment in making without the pressure of an exhibition. She did this to try and understand what she was censoring in her work through the act of showing to the public. I have decided to try this myself. See you soon!
From Paper To Gold: Gallery Talk & Studio Demo Friday 27th Oct 2017 6.30-7.30pm
This Must Be The Place is open at Eyemouth Hippodrome from Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 4pm every day. I will be doing a talk on Sunday 8th October about the exhibition and the ideas behind the work installed. Come along and say hello!
Cate Smith (2017) Moving Image
Frank Rossi (2017) ‘So Viele Farben Schwarz’
My painting ‘Moving Image’ (left) installed at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow as part of Sound Thought Festival 2017. Sited next to this beautiful installation (right) by Berlin based artist Frank Rossi ‘So Viele Farben Schwarz’.
Almost ready! This Painting, Moving Image, will be shown at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow next month as part of the Sound Thought Festival 2017. The Painting will also be read as a graphic score by musicians during a collaborative workshop. The Festival runs from 10th – 12th May. More information can be found here.