Lauren Smith

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Artwork
"NYC Historic Preservation," 2010, Ink and colored pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 24"x48"
Detail showing "NYC Historic Preservation," 2010, Ink and colored pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 24"x48"
"Union Squares," 2010, Ink on paper mounted on canvas, 24"x24"
"Scanning Lower Manhattan," 2010, Ink on paper mounted on canvas, 12"x12"
"Sheltered," 2010, Ink and colored pencil on paper mounted on canvas, four panels, 6"x6" ea.
Lauren
Smith
Artist's Statement

Typically, people associate architectural drawings with the documentation of truth and precise representation. My work challenges this association by using the vernacular of architectural drawings to create "lies" about buildings. I will slightly misrepresent buildings by either idealizing them and/or intentionally distorting them. I aim to provoke the audience to question not only the validity of what they are seeing, but also their own perspectives towards their external environment.

Bio/Resume

Lauren Smith received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2008. Since graduating she has been incorporating into her work almost three years experience in historic preservation architecture. She is most interested in perspectives and interpretations of the urban landscape.

Lauren is the founder and co-director of 1 Op Collective, an web-based emerging artists collective. She manages over 30 artists and has co-curated four group exhibitions. She was a 2010 artist in residence at New York Studio Gallery and is an upcoming artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.