Mickey Smith


Saturday, April 16th 2022 - May 28 2022

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming show with New Zealand based conceptual artist Mickey Smith. The show entitled "Of Body and Mind" includes seven limited edition, large scale photographs, taken in the time between 2004 and 2022, as well as a selection of Mickey's works in jewelry.

Mickey has throughout her career been working in public libraries all over the world, documenting bound periodicals as her subject matter. The finished images are powerful and striking and capture the randomness of naturally occurring compositions, through bold use of color and scale. The subject matter of books as aesthetic form, demands as much attention for the moment caught in a continuous and repetitive row, as the insistence of the titled subject imprinted on the cover. An instant between silence and listening.

"Of Body and Mind" will be a visual treat in photographic skill and craftsmanship. It will as theme explore and allude to the state of mind brought about by disorder and impermanence of being from the global pandemic. Mickey`s jewelry underscores our existential and temporal dependence on science, by turning medication and medicine into wearable works of beautiful jewelry.

Mickey has exhibited throughout the United States, in China, Russia and New Zealand. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library, Sheldon Museum of Art and Weisman Art Museum. She has received awards from the McKnight Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, Americans for the Arts and Creative New Zealand. Mickey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography from Minnesota State University Moorhead (1994) and a Diploma in Jewellery Design from Hungry Creek Art & Craft School in New Zealand (2019).

For information please contact Gallery Lulo at info@gallerylulo.com.

View artwork here.