MFA FA Alum Mark John Smith to Open Solo Exhibition at Ivy Brown Gallery

TotalSmitJoin MFA Fine Arts Alum Mark John Smith in the opening Solo Show #TOTALSMIT This Thursday June 18th.

Opening reception at 6 – 8p at the Ivy Brown Gallery (675 Hudson St, 4th Floor) #TOTALSMIT will be on view from June 18 – July 10.

About the exhibition: Through the removal of a bodily presence in the contemporary notion of experience, Mark’s work investigates political and autobiographical implementations of the facade, prejudice and self. Known for his use of language and spray painted soft sculptures, Mark’s work exists in both public and private spaces, museums and galleries. Spray painted gestural marks and handwritten characters, adorn both surfaces of twin duvets, evoking language and methodologies of communication akin to protest. Mark’s digital works bear witness to the assimilation of human action into that of the digital file. Language and the subject from which it is derived become flattened – the body absorbed. Meanwhile, smoke is held infinitely in the space of two monitors.