Margaret Smithers-Crump : SPEECHLESS
October 20th - December 2nd, 2017
Friday October 20th, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm with the artist in attendance
Facebook event link HERE.
Artist Discussion & Catalog Signing
Saturday November 11th, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm - discussion begins at 6:30
Facebook event link HERE.
Limited Edition Exhibit Catalog
This perfect bound soft cover catalog is limited to an edition of 50. Sized 9" x 6" with 50 page, each copy is signed by the artist. Contents include:
- Photos of all artworks in the exhibition
- Photos of the exhibit installed
- Exhibit description
- Artist statement
- Artist biography
- Artist CV
Cost of $20.00 each includes any applicable taxes.
Catalogs can be picked up from gallery in Austin Texas. All deliveries require an additional packing & shipping charge.
PURCHASE online HERE or contact the gallery.
Detail of "Cloud Forest Lenses #17". Artwork by Margaret Smithers-Crump. Photo by David D. Bailie. All images and works copyright 2017.
"Speechless" installed. Artwork by Margaret Smithers-Crump. Photo by David D. Bailie. All images and works copyright 2017.
Detail of "Cloud Forest Lenses #12". Artwork by Margaret Smithers-Crump. Photo by David D. Bailie. All images and works copyright 2017.
"Sporatic Growth #5". Artwork by Margaret Smithers-Crump. Photo by David D. Bailie. All images and works copyright 2017.
View ARTWORKS currently available on the Artist's page HERE
With an art career spanning more than 37 years, Margaret Smithers-Crump has presented over 27 solo exhibits, many in Museum settings. CAMIBAart is honored to be working with her to present her first solo exhibit in Austin.
Creating artworks that are often soft, colorful, and ethereal, Margaret Smithers-Crump intends to bring attention to the vulnerability and interconnectedness of the Earth’s diverse life forms and ecosystems. She renders her chosen base materials, Plexiglas and polycarbonate, so that they take on a natural, organic and living quality.
Suspended from the ceiling, the exhibit’s title work “Speechless” is inspired by coral reefs that are threatened by global warming. The color and texture of the artwork are meant to heighten awareness of the bleaching of the coral reefs, while the positioning of it in the gallery encourages the viewer to experience the installation from many vantage points, contemplating precarious state of the coral reefs.
Throughout the exhibit, Smithers-Crump’s creative talent, her mastery of her technique and her environmental concern are evident for all to appreciate.
In her own words:
“While Plexiglas offers diverse applications for my practice, it also offers compelling conceptual strengths that underscore my core concerns regarding the fragile balance of life on our planet.”
About the Artist:
Margaret Smithers-Crump is a Canadian artist based in Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Since then she has explored the creative potential of Plexiglas, in both painting and installations. Her numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States include a recent solo exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, as well as exhibits at the Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC, and Penn College of Technology – Penn State, Williamsport, PA. Additionally, she was one of eight artists selected from across North America in 2016 for a solo exhibition at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.