Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art at New-York Historical Society
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A retrospective exhibition of signature works by an accomplished contemporary painter.
In her 40-year career as a painter, Clarice Smith has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including shows in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Israel. Her work can be described as both optically real and occasionally impressionistic; this selective retrospective highlights the artist’s diverse subjects, each with their own rich visual traditions, including the Garden, Still Life, Landscapes, Equines, Screens, and the Figure. Drawing upon her deep knowledge of art history, as well as a keen eye for the directly observed, the artist creates paintings that gratify the eye and stimulate reflection.
The exhibition will feature an audio tour that will allow visitors to listen to Clarice Smith discussing her own works. A fully illustrated publication is also available, featuring an essay by art historian Avis Berman, based upon extended interviews with the artist.
Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.