Virtual Studio Visit with Phillip K. Smith III

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Where

Livestream

When

Tuesday December 29, 2020
5:00pm

Where

Livestream

When

Tuesday December 29, 2020
5:00pm

General Admission: $12 Member: $8 Patron level member +: Free

General Admission: $12 Member: $8 Patron level member +: Free

Join artist Phillip K. Smith III and Palm Springs Art Museum’s Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs, Rochelle Steiner for a virtual visit to Smith’s Palm Desert studio and a discussion of his artistic practice. Perhaps best known for his installations that draw upon ideas of space, color, form, light, and shadow, Smith’s practice explores the intersection of art and architecture in relation to shifting perspectives of spatial experience, site specificity, and ecology. In this online studio visit, Smith and Steiner will have a dialogue about his unique artistic output.

ABOUT PHILLIP K SMITH III AND ROCHELLE STEINER

Based in Palm Desert, California, Phillip K Smith III is trained as an architect and works at the intersection of art and the built environment. He is known for creating large-scale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond, and he was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. His work is included in the collection of Palm Springs Art Museum.

Rochelle Steiner is the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Previously, Steiner served as Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, was a tenured professor and the Dean of the Roski School of Art & Design at University of Southern California, Director of the Public Art Fund in New York, and Chief Curator at Serpentine Gallery in London.


Phillip K. Smith III, Lucid Stead, 2013 (looking north to the back face of Lucid Stead.) Photo: Steve King Photography


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