Published by Fredonia on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at The Cathy and Jessie Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York at Fredonia.
Softcover, 13 pages.
8 x 9 inches | 20 x 23 cm
Limit of two per customer for signed copies
About the artist:
Emily Mae Smith creates lively compositions that offer sly social and political commentary, with a nod to distinct historical painting movements, such as symbolism, surrealism, and pop art. Her lexicon of signs and symbols begins with her avatar, an anthropomorphic broomstick figure. Simultaneously referencing the painter’s brush, a domestic tool associated with women’s work, and the phallus, the figure continually transforms across Smith’s body of work. By adopting a variety of guises, the broom and other symbols speak to contemporary subjects, including gender, sexuality, capitalism, and violence.
Smith has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Le Consortium, Dijon, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.