Sabina Lee Gallery presents Montgomery Perry Smith
January 14 – February 20, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 from 6-9 PM
Montgomery Perry Smith crafts seductive materials into delicate and demure sculptures, usually displaying them affixed to the wall or suspended from the ceiling. His emotive and generous pieces catch the eye with their precise construction and thoughtful color palette, quietly awaiting the viewer to encounter them. Smith realizes his works as luxuriously crafted objects that draw the viewer closer, rewarding the eye with meticulously-applied adornment.
Smith’s sculptures allude to the immense history of soft sculpture, combined with the tastes of post-minimal artists such as Fred Eversley. Smith combines these two modes into familiar, yet startlingly unique artworks that have the power to exist at almost any point in contemporary art history. Above all, his work speaks to the simple powers of beauty, modesty and taste.
Montgomery Perry Smith is a sculptor currently residing in Chicago, IL. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has exhibited his work at numerous galleries, regionally and nationally. Smith’s most recent solo show was a 50-foot window installation in the center of Chicago’s historic downtown. Smith was named November 2009’s “Artist to Watch” by Chicago Artists’ Coalition and was named one of Newcity Magazine’s “Breakout Artists” of 2010. This is Montgomery Perry Smith’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
Sabina Lee Gallery
971 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012