Mike Smart Solo Show in SF!

June 1, 2024
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5:00 pm
July 21, 2024
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5:00 pm
MIKE SMART, A MAN BY HIMSELF, 2015.

A MAN BY HIMSELF:
MIKE SMART

June 1st - July 21st, 2024

Opening Reception June 1st, 5 - 7pm

Municipal Bonds and co-curator Solange Roberdeau are pleased to present an exhibition of 13 works on paper by Art Explorers studio artist, Mike Smart.

Artist Mike Smart's drawings are a celebration of first marks. Never sketching in advance, erasing or starting over, his drawings reflect a passion for that first moment of seeing. They are confident and at times awkward; gestural, expressive and alive. Smart is both hearing and vision impaired. The decline of his sight has influenced the characteristic black linework in his drawings, moving him from using a mix of line weights to drawing with thick permanent markers for visibility. When a line drawing is finished, he returns with a brush and colored inks.

This collection of portraits emerged from the active space between what this artist sees and how he feels about what he is looking at—a series rich with humor, curiosity and enthusiasm for observation and narrative.

Art Explorers is a creative arts program and progressive art studio in Fort Bragg, California, serving developmentally disabled and neurodiverse adults. Founded in 2000, Art Explorers provides space and support for creativity and positive community building through workshops, field trips and a dynamic exhibition program. www.artexplorers.org

Municipal Bonds

at Minnesota Street Project

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

917.450.0583

info@municipalbonds.art

Gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5pm.  

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