seraphin gallery, philadelphia, art gallery, fine art, contemporary art, christopher smith
"My sculpture comes out of the various traditions of statue making. When I observe people in social gatherings and private settings I continually see the past traditions of figurative sculpture assert themselves through the poses, attitudes, and physiques of my contemporaries. With the past present all around me I investigate the ancient forms and methods of depicting the body and spirit along wtih the notions they were meant to communicate. I am compelled to have a conversation with those ancient forms and my sculpture is the result of that dialogue. While I sculpt the forms from direct observation of a live model, a gradual change occurs to the exterior form where it no longer relies on a mimetic process, but an inherent abstract formality, a past contained within the bones of the idea which begins to direct the composition and the asthetics. "
By: Victoria Ryan, Seraphin Gallery Resident Seraphin Gallery artist, Christopher Smith is now being featured in a new exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum, entitled "A More Perfect Union? Power, Sex, and Race in the Representation of Couples". This exhibition explores the way in
By: Christina Tian Qu, Seraphin Gallery Intern Edited By: Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director, Seraphin Gallery Sculptor, Christopher Smith's Perfectly Naked has been selected to join the burgeoning art collection of design emeritus, Wayne Braun's new house in Houston's Museum District.
2017 Relief Sculptures
(left) Odysseus and Penelope Attempt Proximity, 2017, cast in GFRC (glass fiber reinforced cement) & Aluminum leaf. 54"h x 41"w (framed in Poplar).
(right) Antigone Enthroned, 2017, cast in GFRC (glass fiber reinforced cement) & Aluminum leaf. 41"h x 39"w. (framed in Poplar).
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Sankofa Kore was inspired by the poem 'Kore' by Robert Creeley.
Sankofa Kore, 2011, cast in GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete). 57"h x 12"w x 20"d This image was taken when the sculpture was exhibited at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA. There is an edition of 6 in GFRC.
The bronze cast is 1/6, was completed in March 2014 by Benjamin Keating Foundry and is in the collection of the Woodmere Museum of Art.
Brookgreen Gardens, SC
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA