How much fun it will be to talk to Mark R. Smith on Art Focus this next Tuesday. He is a friend but I am also a big fan. Big big big.
Currently he is showing Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. He must have told me before how he made these works, but I don't recall how the work arrives at such a perfect balance between folksy and slick. Will find out.
Four years ago I interviewed him via You Tube. These works are really different, but the technique is the same. He seems less attached to narrative - although there are exceptions, like our beautiful boys below.