Friday, January 21, 2011

the press release!

Art Show at The Garage
February 4 - February 28

Paintings, Prints, and Installations by Philadelphia-based artist, Kristin Smith

In her first Charlottesville solo show, Kristin Smith returns with
new work depicting an unnatural version of the natural world. Strange clouds and stalactites are the backdrop to unfamiliar plants and puddles formed of a mysterious substance. Revealed in cross-sections of the earth's layers, this suspicious muck seeps and collects around the roots of plants that seem to survive in spite of their dripping surroundings. The show is inspired by nineteenth century infographs, unusual vegetation, and underground interiors.

The Garage
250 1st St. N (between Market St. and Jefferson St. across from Lee Park)
Charlottesville, VA

First Friday Opening Reception February 4, 5-8 pm

There will be food, friends, and art!

Gallery Hours by appointment. Email Patrick Costello: to set up a time to come by!

Contact (for additional information):
Kristin Smith:
Sam Bush:

a sneak peak

wheat pastin'

check out this new video by my friend Conrad!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


today I did a lot of framing to get ready for my show at The Garage in Charlottesville.
get excited!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I mentioned before that the "WARMERS" show was headed to Kyoto this month and the opening appears to have been a great success! The show opened on January 8th at Trance Pop Gallery and was curated by the wonderful Victoria Long.
Sweet Dreams Press made a beautiful zine catalog for the show, which I am so excited to see one of these days!! Additional pictures from the opening can be viewed here.


Remember these guys...?

Its been a while since they've been out in public, but some of my piñatas were recently given a new life as guest stars in a fashion shoot for Chromat! They traveled up to Brooklyn to be photographed alongside Becca's spectacular new work. Here are a few pictures from the shoot...and here is where you can see the summer '11 line in its entirety!

Monday, January 3, 2011

from the 33rd floor

of the PSFS building in Philadelphia...

I live somewhere in that foggy area off to the left!

a small selection

of photos that I especially enjoy, from my recent road trip extravaganza...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

visionary art

This December, I road-tripped from the east coast to Austin and back with some of my most wonderful friends. We saw some lovely art along the way...

While in Austin, we visited the "cathedral of junk," a fantastic two-story structure in an unassuming suburban backyard. Vince Hanneman started building his creation in 1988 and has been adding to it ever since. The massive structure has vaulted ceilings and an upper floor accessible by rope ladder. Old toys, telephones, wheels, appliances, shiny things, and other donated junk combine to make this sparkling, beautiful place!

On our last leg of our trip, we went through Bluefield, West Virginia to see a mural in a janitor's closet that a friend had tipped us off about. The painting can be found in a dormitory at Bluefield College, where it was done around 35 years ago by Earl Frankenfield, Sr.
In his spare time, Mr. Frankenfield created beautiful illustrations of the old testament. We were so glad we went out of our way to see this!
Here are a few pictures of the portion of the mural that still exists...

from Japan

the "Warmers" show turned out so nicely that it is moving on to Kyoto this month!