Bisco Smith: More Than We Know

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June 6–Aug 3, Thursdays–Saturdays, 12–5 pm, ended Aug 3, 2019
Treason Gallery Pioneer Square (Seattle)
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Though the work is rather straightforward, New York artist Bisco Smith makes black-and-white exciting. The marks on his canvas resemble writing, like it’s actually trying to communicate something through words to the viewer. That’s—in part—due to his process of creation. Selecting an instrumental song or beat to play as he paints, Smith then freestyles lyrics “that express the consciousness and energy of that moment.” Although these lyrics aren’t exactly legible (at least to my eye), the paintings pulse with life. Drawing on his background as a street artist, Smith often composes his works using materials like household paint, rollers, spray paint, and white paste. by Stranger Staff Writer Jas Keimig

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