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Lionel Smit Exhibitions

  • Lionel Smit Miami MoCA

    OBSCURA

    LIONEL SMIT

    March 8  – May 6, 2018
    Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

    Artist Reception Thursday, March 15, 2018

     

  • Colossal RI

    COLOSSAL FRAGMENT

    LIONEL SMIT

    On view for INFLUX 2017
    Avenue Concept, Providence, RI

    The projects of INFLUX feature more than 20 works of art by local, national, and international artists–and include murals, sculptures, mosaics, and active/visual performances. The projects are concentrated in two locations: downtown Providence and the “Cultural Corridor” between Classical and Central High Schools.

     

  • Morphous Helen Day

    MORPHOUS

    LIONEL SMIT

    On view July 22 – October 21, 2017
    Helen Day Art Center
    90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT

    Morphous is an exploration of hybrid identity and its ever-changing nature in South Africa’s social landscape. It evokes a question of time, of past and future, and of the balance point at which my country finds itself, as it embarks on the next chapter of a post-apartheid and post-Mandela South Africa, a future South Africa. This “double-vision” is a foretelling and an acknowledgment of what has already passed, a societal commentary without judgment. The figures are charged with an emotive and gestural energy.

  • Lionel Smit Union Square NYC

    MORPHOUS

    LIONEL SMIT

    June 13 – April 30, 2017
    Union Square, New York City

    This latest work by Lionel Smit, MORPHOUS, is an exploration of hybrid identity and its ever-changing nature within South Africa’s social landscape. This particular piece evokes a question of time, of past and future, and the balance point at which his country finds itself as it embarks on the next chapter of a post-Apartheid and post-Nelson Mandela South Africa, a future South Africa. This “double-vision” is a foretelling, and an acknowledgement of what has already passed, a societal commentary without judgment.

    Press Release (pdf)

  • Lionel Smit MoCA

    ECHO

    LIONEL SMIT

    July 30 – September 25, 2016
    1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

    CYNTHIA-REEVES presents new paintings, work on paper, and sculpture by South African artist Lionel Smit at 1315 MASS MoCA Way, the gallery’s venue on the MASS MoCA Museum campus. The featured work continues Smit’s ongoing exploration into figural work and double imagery. His monumental sculpture, MORPHOUS, currently on view in Union Square in New York City through April of next year, is a seminal expression of this inquiry.

    Press Release (pdf), Exhibition Catalog (pdf)

  • Identity Walpole

    IDENTITY

    DAWN BLACK, DANIELLE JULIAN NORTON and LIONEL SMIT

    March 19- April 16, 2016
    The Barn @ 28 Main Street, Walpole, NH

    Group exhibition exploring sociological perspectives on persona through the work of Dawn Black, Danielle Julian Norton and Lionel Smit.


    Press Release
    (pdf), Exhibition Catalog (pdf)

  • Smit Accumulation MoCA

    ACCUMULATION OF DISORDER

    THOMAS MUNITA AND LIONEL SMIT

    January 10 – February 22, 2015
    1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA

    CYNTHIA-REEVES opens the 2015 exhibition season with an international focus on cultural and socio-political issues through the work of Chilean photographer, Tomas Munita, and South African artist, Lionel Smit. Lionel Smit, whose work is extensively exhibited worldwide, continues to focus on the graceful and proud visage of the Malayan peoples of South Africa. Accumulation of Disorder is an installation comprised of forty busts cast in resin and fiberglass, each uniquely hand-painted, gathered in a circular formation. Collectively, they evoke a sense of quiet witnessing..

    Press Release (pdf)