Dianne Smith: Surface and Soul
Jan 14 through Feb 25, 2012 – Hooker Garrett Gallery
Surface and Sould is a special installation exhibit by Dianne Smith. In addition to paintings and sculptures from her previous collections, Smith’s exhibit will include a custom sculpture created on-site to fit the unique characteristics of the Piedmont Arts galleries and an interactive homage to the Civil Rights Movement constructed by Smith using images and historical documents on loan from the collection of Reverend Thurman Echols.
Often compared to that of Richard Mayhew and Norman Lewis, Smith’s work has the ability to incite emotions with lush palettes and expressive brush strokes. “I am called upon to create my art in response to the events, circumstances and times of the world around me,” says Smith. “Whether it is the plight of women and children around the world or the tragedy of a natural disaster or a conversation with a friend. I am able to create from the now. I use my work as a way to share information by connecting it to socioeconomic and political issues.”