FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Lindsay
April 29, 2003 (202) 994-1423; firstname.lastname@example.org
GWs LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY PRESENTS
CLARICE SMITH: PAINTINGS
MAY 2 29
EVENT: Clarice Smith: Paintings features 19 oil paintings by GW alumna
Clarice Smith at The George Washington Universitys Luther W.
Brady Art Gallery.
WHEN: Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 2, 2003 Thursday, May 29, 2003
Gallery Hours: Tuesday Friday, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building 2nd floor
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro,
Blue and Orange lines)
COST: Free and open to the public
Clarice Smith captures the essence of place, individuality of a subject and mood of the moment in her 19 paintings on view at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. She has stated, I paint the world I live in, the things I know, such as the dynamism of a horse in motion and the heavy atmosphere surrounding a particular road in the Scottish Highlands. Smith infuses conventional stylistic approaches to painting and composition with touches of her own invention. Patterning found in nature, people and objects is of paramount interest to Smith, and serves as the springboard for her compositions.
In her career of almost 30 years of painting, the visual artist remains a passionate traveler and student of art history. Smith received her Bachelor of Arts (1976) and Master of Fine Arts (1979) degrees from GW. She was on the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts and Art History from 1980 to 1987. She has had solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries both here and abroad, including Richard Green, London, England; Wildenstein, New York, New York; Kennedy Galleries, New York, New York; and David Koetser Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. A seven-museum tour of her work Clarice Smith: Remembered Moments, included a stop at GWs Dimock Gallery in 1986. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, exhibited Clarice Smith: Paintings in 1988, and her work has been included in exhibitions at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Smith actively advises several cultural and civic organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
At a recent tribute (April 2, 2003) to the District of Columbias first elected mayor, Walter E. Washington, current mayor Anthony Williams unveiled a portrait of Washington painted by Smith. The portrait will be on display at The City Museum of Washington, D.C.
For more information, call GWs University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.
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