David B Smith makes fabric-based photo-sculpture that explores fantasy, loss, commodity, and connection in American culture. To gain access to the back-end of cultural memory, he playfully rearranges iconography using pseudo programming code - comprised of digital and analog fragmentation, accreditation, and reorientation. He isolates patterns, crosses wires, and entertains poetic interpretations, making the once familiar strange and unsettling, yet oddly cozy.
His work has appeared in exhibitions at MoMa PS1, The International Center of Photography, Asia Song Society and 56 Henry Gallery, with recent solo shows at Halsey McKay Gallery, The Spring Break Art Show, and LMAK Gallery. His work has been discussed in the New York Times, The Observer, Art Fag City, the Washington Post, and Miami New Times.
Smith holds an MFA from Bard College and has been awarded residencies by Apex Art, New Zealand; Franconia Sculpture Park, MN; Harold Arts, OH; Socrates Sculpture Park, The Waterpod Residency, The Art and Law Program, and the BOFFO residency, NY. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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