Carl Smith Art Show "for Natalia Goncharova"

 29 May
 Little Pink Monster Gallery
 916 Springdale, Bldg 2, Gallery 103 - - Austin - United States
 Carl Smith
Hello! This will be my second solo show of recent paintings. I am thankful for the opportunity to show this work at Little Pink Monster gallery. This is a pop-up art show, so the pieces will only be on view for 2 days; 5.29.15-5.30.15. This show is incredibly important to me and I truly hope you can attend. Please try to attend the opening on 5.29.15 at 7pm-9pm to see these paintings. I am hoping to sell as many paintings as possible and they will need to be out of the space faster than a usual long running art show. Carl Smith "For Natalia Goncharova" show description Natalia Goncharova (1881 – 1962) was a painter who in 1911 invented a new abstract style of painting called Rayonism. The style was truly under loved but highly influential in the development of Cubism and many other painting styles. The old masters (think Rembrandt, Cezanne) had their own unique ways of lighting their subjects but in Rayonism the light comes from the lines. This practice in Rayonism relates to a practice of drawing that I am forever in love with and am constantly striving to get right through dedicated practice and concerted effort. Rayonism and Goncharova have helped me immensely in my education to understand how to draw, paint and compose a succinct image. I try to use a diversity of line making techniques with spray paint, string, brushes and whatever I can get my hands on. In this show I tried to exhibit some of that diversity. “Consequently, if we wish to paint literally what we see, then we must paint the sum of rays reflected from the object. But in order to receive the total sum of rays from the desired object, we must select them deliberately - because together with the rays of the object being perceived, there also fall into our range of vision reflected reflex rays belonging to other nearby objects.” - Natalia Goncharova 1913

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