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May 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019
A collaboration between Institute 193 (1B) and the Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton, New York.
For the Atlanta Contemporary’s on:Site Space, Philadelphia–based artist Kambel Smith creates a temporary cardboard panorama that conflates ideas of space, bringing Atlanta’s architectural landmarks inside. Smith, a 32-year-old self-taught artist with autism, works in the crossroads of sculpture, public space, and architectural infrastructure by creating large-scale, intricate cardboard sculptures of iconic buildings. Our metropolis in miniature. The sculptures begin as cardboard pulled from the trash, then are miraculously transformed with spray-paint and a box cutter. Similar to an indoor helicopter tour we will fly high above the Tbilisi Bridge (Bridge of Peace), the Flatiron Building, and the gold dome Georgia State Capitol.
Work courtesy of Marlborough, New York and London