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Cell Project Space presents Columbidae: The Poetry Sets | Barbara T. Smith

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29 May 2015 to 5 July 2015
Open Fri.-Sun. 12-6pm or by appointment
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Artists in this exhibition: Barbara T. Smith


Columbidae: The Poetry Sets | Barbara T. Smith
curated by Laura McLean-Ferris

Opens MIDDAY on 28th May
29th May- 5th July 2015
Open Thurs–Sun 12–6pm, or by appointment

Finissage
Sets of Poetry: A performance featuring contributions by
Sophie Collins, Kathy Noble, Megan Rooney
starts promptly Sunday July 5th, 2015, 4pm

The second part of the exhibition ‘Columbidae’ is a full presentation of Barbara T. Smith’s five Poetry Sets, made in 1965-66, following the rejection of her print proposal from a prominent lithographers in Los Angeles. Smith, then a housewife in Pasedena, leased a Xerox 914, a new technology that was revolutionising the copying industry, and installed it in her dining room for eight months.

Based in Pasadena, USA, artist Barbara T. Smith was primarily involved in F-Space, 1960s-70s with artists Chris Burden and Nancy Buchanan. Recent solo exhibition include ‘The Smell of Almonds: Resin Works, 1968–1982’ in 2015 and ‘Xerox: Barbara T. Smith 1965 – 1966’, The Box, Los Angeles, CA in 2014 with her recognized solo exhibition ‘Radicalizations of a '50s Housewife’ which was exhibited at the University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine, CA in 2012. Smith’s work was included in earlier survey exhibitions such as  ‘Out of Action: Between the Performance and Object, 1949-1979, MOCA, Los Angeles, and ‘The Birth of an Art Capitol’, and ‘WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution’, which both toured extensively across museums in the USA including MOCA, Los Angeles, PS1, New York City, and The Pompidou Centre, Paris.

 
Generously supported by FLUXUS and The Arts Council Of England



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