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05 July – 19 December 2010
Palm Springs Art Museum

Artist Phillip K. Smith, III was the 2010 Artist-In-Residence at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Throughout the month of July, he built an 8' tall x 30' long wall relief and light installation called Aperture. This piece continued Smith's investigation into surface, line, color, space, geometry and mark-making.

Smith's work was inspired by the purity of geometry and the organic forms, colors, and patterns of nature. His work sought to mesh these two worlds through 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional investigations using both his computer and his hands as integral tools in his process. As an artist that grew up in the Coachella Valley, he finds continued inspiration in the light, color and space of the desert.