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Just trying to brighten up your monday.
• the desert landscape and san bernardino mountains that surround philip k. smith iii’s studio serves as an important inspiration for his art. the perpetual shifts in light and color he experiences has become a key foundational theme in smith’s work: change.
• his latest installation, “10 columns”, embodies this constant change as seen in the gradations of light and color emitted from 30, wall-mounted geometric forms. the reflective quality of each piece ensures that the viewer is part of the experience. it was impossible for me to walk around and look at each piece without catching a glimpse of myself or surroundings in the reflection. i noticed that because each form extended out into your space, it invited you in to have a more close-up experience.
• when i walked in, i immediately felt chill and at peace. (super rare! lol.) this installation had a meditative quality. it helped that there also was accompanying soft music that drowned out any other noise. the lights all cast this soft glow that was reflected on the concrete so that you felt like you were just immersed in light.
• i’m so glad i caught this on the last day, but also wished i had the opportunity to visit whenever i felt like i needed a reset or refocus. loved this.
“10 columns” by phillip k. smith iii at @bridgeprojects_la @phillipksmith3