Natalie Smith

Region: MFA Annual

In my work I consider the human experiences of collecting, combining, displaying, and arranging. I use pattern as a way to explore the relationships between art and design, textiles and minimalism, our homes and our identities—between people and their objects and between objects themselves. Using the grid as a structure to mimic fabric, I readdress modernist ideas about painting and form by undermining the meditative potential of repeating pattern and expectations about the painting object. I am using the combined meanings of both paintings and textiles to create space for my own abstraction.

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April 25th, 2014