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David Gail Smith

SMU, BFA 2017

Bali Hai

Oil on canvas, 2017, 90"w x 60"h x 2"d

The antidote for a visceral experience has to be something visceral. As I reflect on my experiences I want those emotions to flow unimpeded, from my psyche and into my movements, and from there to the canvas. The painting is my size, my physicality. The marks are my movements, my way of meeting the world, unshielded. In this way I tie my body and mind to the canvas. This painting is a record and a performative relic of my catharsis.

David Gail Smith - Bali Hai

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.