New Art / New Gallery = Carl E. Smith – Fast Company at 210 AR4T Space
Check out Carl’s newest art exhibition; Fast Company at the brand new 210 AR4T Space this Saturday, June 19th from 6-10pm in Laguna Beach.
CARL E. SMITH
June 19th – July 15th, 2010
OPENS: Saturday June 19th, 2010 / 6pm – 10pm
In Fast Company, Carl E. Smith collages icons and other colorful particles from contemporary visual culture and the industries it comes from. Music, fashion, technology, print; fast-moving industries where the newest-hottest obsolesces its own previous iteration — Smith moves even faster to cull, cut and capture icons and particles from trade publications and reconstitutes them into fantastic and colorful compositions. Butterflies, bubble gum, bombers, glossy lipstick; suspended symbols mash up like raw snapshots right from dreams.
ABOUT CARL E. SMITH
Carl E. Smith is a California based artist and graphic designer. His recent work mostly includes collages that convey the beauty, excitement, ruin and rebirth of iconic elements from our everyday lives. Using symbols, colors, and space, Smith created explosive images that seem to question his existence and its place somewhere between archetypical fantasy and truth.
Carl was born and raised in the artist colony of Laguna Beach, California. From 1997 to 2004 Smith lived and worked in Prague, Czech Republic. He has shown in small and large scale shows internationally since 1998 and currently is the creative director of Electric Visual. He resides in Laguna Beach with his wife Simona and son Sean.
210 AR4T SPACE
A collaborative art experiment between the JLA Memorial Fund, art advocate AR4T, and artists, photographers, designers, forward thinkers, and community organizers of today who are shaping the face of tomorrow. 210 AR4T SPACE is born from the world of youth culture with a mission to peel back layers and give exposure to the contemporary fine arts that dwell within. Hypothesis: providing a place to show new art will inspire creation and movement. Materials: walls, lights, music, new monthly showings, artist receptions, first Thursday art walks, independent film nights, and other components yet to be discovered. Procedure: to join forces with artists, people and the existing galleries in Laguna and surrounding communities in a united front in the support of ART. Results? TBD.
210 AR4T SPACE
LOCATED AT 210 NORTH COAST HWY
LAGUNA BEACH. CA. 92651
Cross streets Broadway / Cliff
Free metered parking after seven pm
Wednesday-Friday 2pm to 7pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am to 7pm