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Cary Smith was born in 1955 in Puerto Rico. He lives and works in Connecticut. Smith has had numerous solo shows. His most recent was at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Ct.
His group exhibitions include “The Jewel Thief” curated by Ian Berry and Jessica Stockholder at Tang Teaching Museum, “The Geometric Tradition in American Art” at Whitney Museum of American Art and “1989 Biennial Exhibition” at Whitney Museum of American Art.
The images below are from a recent solo exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser.
[…] Cary Smith recently exhibited a show at Fredricks & Freiser in Chelsea. Smith found his way to the gallery following the death of Hudson, the beloved New York gallerist who formerly represented him. After including his work in a few art fairs, Fredricks & Freiser slowly cultivated a full representational relationship with the artist. Of Hudson, Smith remembers a man who was patient and still when it came to his gallery. Rather than push a sale, he allowed visitors to engage with the art on his walls in their own terms and who nurtured his artists as well as the larger community. Hudson inspired artists to produce the best possible work they could, Smith says. The current exhibit at Fredricks & Freiser approaches both rooms at the gallery. In the larger front room, Smith exhibited mid-size, bright, gregarious paintings that differed strongly from each other. In the more intimate space of the rear room, the work was more homogeneous and limited. This representation of opposites explores in some ways the instantaneity of our internet culture. Smith’s process involves finding and exploring unique themes, sometimes for many years. […]