Raphael Rubinstein post about artist Kimber Smith. Rubenstein writes "Smith emerged as an artist not in his native U.S. but in France, where he lived for most of the 1950s and 1960s. A close friend of Shirley Jaffe and Sam Francis ... he was taken with the spontaneous energy of Abstract Expressionism, but the alphabet of shapes he developed, his highly personal geometric sign system, took him into new and different territory."
Martin Bromirski blogs installation views of Kimber Smith: Paintings and Works on Paper on view at James Graham & Sons, New York through June 30, 2011. The gallery press release notes: "Smith was ahead of his time in his ability to consider the whole canvas with every brushstroke and his early use of large simple geometric shapes... quotidian elements cast with almost sacred dedication, and a poeticism more in line with the Symbolists and Post-Impressionists such as Redon or Bonnard."
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