Greg Parma Smith & Zin Taylor

Feb 3, 2010 - Feb 14, 2010

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Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

Zin Taylor & Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

Zin Taylor, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

Zin Taylor & Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.Zin Taylor & Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.Zin Taylor, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.Zin Taylor & Greg Parma Smith, 2010. Installation in The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo by Lynna Borden.

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Greg Parma Smith is a New York-based painter. Taking equally from the tradition of still-life painting and from generic commercial photographs of commonplace objects, his work translates the flatness of an image into the layers of a painting. Masterfully painted in the highest quality oil paint, Parma Smith’s canvases invoke the joy of painting but still contain the plastic numbness of design, decoration, and consumption. While Smith presents new work in The Front Room, Brussels-based Canadian artist Zin Taylor presents sculptures and videos based on the age-old process of making bread. Through use of a wide range of media, much of Taylor’s work explores the many layers of growth involved in the development of forms.

Sponsors

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.