Paul Anthony Smith mines personal memory to celebrate the collective human spirit in works which are at once figurative and geometrically abstract. Known for oil paintings and unique picotage prints, the artist often explores his own autobiography, as well as issues of identity and African Diaspora.
As the commissioned artist for the second annual On the Wall exhibition at Providence College—Galleries, Smith presents a large-scale photographic installation collaged directly on the walls of the Reilly Gallery in the Smith Center for the Arts. The installation comprises of a huge selection of 4 x 6 inch snapshots from the artist’s personal collection of images in and around Jamaica and beyond, treated with elements of his signature cinderblock patterning technique and iconic mango yellow color palette.
Artist Talk: 4pm, Thursday, 4/28
Public Reception: 5 – 7pm, Thursday, 4/28
Supported by the Art & Art History Department at Providence College.