UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the second of twelve featured artists in our online art show “Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective“, Gail Smuda. Smuda’s artwork is entitled Women Through The Eyes of History.
My work is mixed media with three areas of concentration. books, mixed media and fiber, and frequently a combination of these medias. For me, artist’s books provide a means to convey ideas and imagery on a scale that is both intimate and personal. When people see my work I’d like them to be able to discover the layers of meaning. Layering materials, images and ideas I’d like to think that people are able to gain access a little at a time and always, upon returning to the work, find something new to discover.
To paraphrase Lucy Lippard in, “Lure of the Local”, I feel art should be specific enough to engage people on the level of their own experiences while layered. complex and unfamiliar enough to hold people’s attention once they have been attracted. It should be evocative enough to make people recall related moments in their own lives while provocative and critical enough to make people think about issues beyond the scope of the work and to call into question superficial assumptions.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gail earned a Bachelor of Art degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL and a teaching certification from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. She has received many awards and honors for her artworks, most recently an award from juror Daniel Kelm for her submission to “Unbound” at the Artistree Gallery in Woodstock, VT. In 2012, she was a finalist for Artisan of the Year for Paper, Scissors, Cloth Magazine. She is currently teaching at Southern New Hampshire University and lives in a 100 year-old house in Concord, NH. For more info go to: www.gailsmuda.com
ABOUT THE EXHIBITS
This online exhibition is in support of UniteWomen.org featured on this website and our Facebook page.
In addition to the online exhibit, there will be a gallery exhibit held during November 2013.
Show Dates: November 1 to November 24, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, November 2nd.
1221 Bowers Street #2225
Birmingham, Michigan 48012-2225